Celebrating our 30th anniversary
July 2019: Tracey is at Seaford Head Beach
Our lovely customer support manager Tracey has taken part in Seaford Head Beach Clean at the end of July as part of our 30 years anniversary charity year.
She said about her charity day:
“As I have always lived in this area, I have always spent time on the beach and love seeing the sea each day. I have watched Blue Planet and have become increasingly worried about the waste that ends up in our oceans and the effects this will have in the future. This is why I chose a Beach Clean Day when given the opportunity to volunteer for a charity.
Luckily the weather was good and after being given our bags, gloves and litter pickers, we made our way down to the beach splitting up into groups of 3 or 4. As Lewes District Council had just “cleaned” the beach it initially looked clean but on closer inspection we quickly realised how much rubbish, in particular, plastic there was. We recorded our findings on a survey sheet, which in turn is sent off to MSC and forms part of the UK’s largest national litter survey.
Our group collected 2.5kgs of rubbish during the 2-hour period. The whole team collected over 7Kg of litter consisting of 846 items – well over half being plastic.
Not only was it an enjoyable experience, meeting new people from different walks of life, I feel that our contribution will go towards keeping our oceans cleaner and preserving the marine life for everyone to continue to enjoy, not only now but in the future.”
“Not only was it an enjoyable experience, meeting new people from different walks of life, I feel that our contribution will go towards keeping our oceans cleaner and preserving the marine life for everyone to continue to enjoy, not only now but in the future.”
Report from the organiser
About Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. For over thirty years MCS has been the voice for the sea for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastal environment, for all those who make a sustainable living from the sea and for everyone who simply enjoys visiting the beach and our glorious coastline.
About Sussex Wildlife Trust
They are a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. They focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.
By working alongside local people, they create opportunities for us all to connect with nature, and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places. Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.