TV Presenter Kate Humble Joins Forces with Barefoot Wine & SAS to make Britain’s Beaches Barefoot Friendly.
Now in its seventh year, the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will this summer visit 14 iconic beaches across the UK, including 3 exciting new locations. The collaboration between SAS and Barefoot Wine has become the most recognisable summer beach clean programme in the UK, mobilising over 5,000 passionate volunteers and removing tonnes of marine litter from our beloved coastline since 2008. It has also helped inspire many coastal communities to undertake more regular beach cleans throughout the year.
SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project events are not just beach cleans. They are also a fun social occasion, engaging communities with the issue of marine litter, and new campaigns & activities volunteers can get involved with to turn the tide on trash. They also help connect communities and encourage individuals to forge new friendships. One of the campaign activities we’ll be encouraging volunteers to get behind this year is SAS’s Unidentified Floating Objects initiative. We’ll be keeping an eye out for regular mystery items turning up on our beaches and trying to identify them together, with the hope of ridding our beaches of them forever.
In a year that will see SAS announce ambitious 2020 marine litter reduction targets, raising awareness of the marine litter crisis and encouraging community activism are more important than ever. So whilst we’re looking forward seeing some familiar faces volunteering with us again this summer we’re equally as excited at the prospect of welcoming along many new marine litter activists to the team.
We’re also delighted to announce TV Presenter and environmentalist Kate Humble as our new Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project Ambassador. Kate will join us to co-host six events* this summer.
Our fingers are firmly crossed for another sun-drenched summer, however whatever the weather our friends at Barefoot Wine will be thanking all volunteers with an exclusive Beach Rescue Project T-shirt and a glass of their excellent wine to round off events. More information at www.barefootwine.co.uk
Please find your nearest event below. For more details and to register your interest in volunteering with us please contact the SAS Beach Cleans team at [email protected] or 01872 555 953.
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project – 2014 Events
*Dunbar, Edinburgh Friday 2nd May
St Andrews , West Sands Saturday 3rd May
*Bristol, Avon Gorge Friday 9th May
Longsands, Tynemouth Friday 16th May
*Scarborough, South Bay Saturday 17th May
Bournemouth, Hengistbury Head Friday 6th June
Portsmouth, Saturday 7th June
*Brighton, West Pier Friday 18th July
East Wittering Saturday 19th July
Cleethorpes, Grimsby Friday 29th August
Saltburn Saturday 30th August
*Southport, Liverpool Friday 5th September
Whitehaven, Cumbria Saturday 6th September
*Penarth Pier, Cardiff Friday 12th September
*Beach Clean to be hosted by Kate Humble and SAS
Barefoot Wine will be hosting Beach Rescue Projects from May and we are urging local communities to get involved. We are extremely lucky to have such beautiful beaches in our country - it’s only right we do what we can to create coastal communities that exist in harmony with nature. I have always been passionate about the environment and this is exactly why I jumped at the chance to become the ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.
Kate Humble, Barefoot Winer Beach Rescue Project Ambassador