SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project mobilises over 250 community beach clean volunteers to set a new (unofficial) UK record!
We would like to thank the 257 dedicated community volunteers who took part in the SAS beach clean record attempt at Paddle Round the Pier 2012. This exceptional level of volunteer participation at a single UK beach clean sets down a fantastic benchmark of community engagement and, as far as SAS is aware, is the largest number of volunteers taking part in a single UK beach clean event.
SAS was joined at the event by local Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who said: “I’m delighted to join Surfers Against Sewage today for the Brighton Beach Clean. Marine litter is just one of the many issues affecting our coastline and yet one of the simplest for residents to make areal difference.”
SAS’s record-breaking beach clean was the 11th event of the SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, which is running throughout the spring and summer at 14 beaches, rivers and canals across the UK with environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle.
SAS Beach Clean Officer, Dom Ferris says: “I’m thrilled the SAS beach clean record attempt event generated such a fantastic turn out, especially as it was pouring with rain! It was a great show of force for the environment. The event proved just how passionate the local Brighton community is about protecting the coastline. SAS is attracting increasing numbers of community volunteers to our beach clean events every year and this event certainly proved it! SAS would like to thank Barefoot Wine, the team at Paddle Round the Pier, Caroline Lucas MP, the Brighton Argus and Exelement Brighton for all their support in making it a success.”