The national campaign, now in its sixth year, will kick off at Ben’s childhood beach of Climping in West Sussex in May, visiting 14 beaches across England, Scotland and Wales throughout the summer. Ben will also be personally hosting several of the beach cleans alongside SAS and together we are calling for coastal communities to join us on their favourite beaches.
Ben Fogle, who also led the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in 2012, commented: “I’ve been involved in environmental issues for years and I’m passionate about the outdoors. A seemingly clean beach can actually have huge amounts of litter and rubbish just hidden beneath the surface, it’s a bit like sweeping rubbish under the carpet. The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project makes tackling environmental issues fun and an activity that everyone can get involved with.”
“The 2012 Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project saw over 3 tonnes of litter collected from the UK’s coastline, including a sawn off shot gun, old signage and lots of tin cans! A staggering 10 tonnes of litter has been removed from our coastline since the campaign begun and I’m excited about building on this success and encouraging even more people to get involved.”
Surfers Against Sewage has once again teamed up with Barefoot Wine to encourage beach loving volunteers to join in the coastal clean at their local beaches. Events will run from 2pm – 4pm, after collecting a free Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project t-shirt and beach clean equipment, volunteers will spend an afternoon collecting litter along their local beach, and end the day with a celebratory glass of Barefoot Wine (over 18s only).
SAS Campaign Officer, Dom Ferris says: “The record breaking Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project gives the UK’s coastal communities the opportunity to make a real and noticeable difference to the health of our precious coastline. In 2012 we were truly humbled by the efforts of our volunteers and we’re excited to join forces with even more beach lovers to tackle the tide line of trash again in 2013”.
For more information about the SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 2013, please visit www.sas.org.uk. To register for your local beach clean please contact [email protected] or call 01872 553001.
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