Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are joining forces with youth volunteers from the Mullion Community Centre, as part of the UK-wide ‘25th Hour’ social-legacy campaign to inspire more people to volunteer their time towards good causes and fight marine litter. Youth volunteers will be cleaning up marine litter from their beautiful local beach with SAS at Praa Sands on Sunday 7th November from 1.30pm with food at the Sandbar at 4pm.
The 25th hour campaign, organised by the youth volunteering charity V, uses the day the clocks go back (when we receive an extra hour that we can use to volunteer!) to celebrate volunteering achievements and encourage others to get involved in giving time back to community initiatives.
SAS will be celebrating the ‘25 Hour’ on Sunday 7th, November, as part of their hugely successful ‘Motivocean Tour’. The tour gives young people the opportunity to help clean their local beaches and tackle marine litter. In reward for volunteering their time, they can take part in free surf lessons or other beach sports activities. The tour has already hit many beaches across the UK, working with over 700 young people and collecting a staggering 5 tonnes of marine litter.
Marine litter is a major environmental concern along our coastlines, and since 1994, the volume of marine litter on UK beaches has increased by 146%, causing untold damage to our precious marine environments.
SAS encourages any groups of young people aged 16-25 to get in touch if they wish to get involved with the Motivocean Tour. Please contact dom [at] sas [dot] org [dot] uk or call 01872 553 001.
Mullion Youth and Community Centre is a not for profit organisation who provide education, training and support activities for young people.
- v, The National Young Volunteers Service
- v, The National Young Volunteers Service, aims to inspire a new generation of volunteers (aged 14-25) across England.
- Big Society is what we do. We do it by creating a diverse range of volunteering and social action opportunities to help young people take action to improve lives, communities and the planet.
- v’s aim is to create a culture where volunteering and social action comes naturally and where the benefits of volunteering are understood and celebrated.
- v is an independent charity launched in May 2006
- See www.vinspired.com for more information on what we do and how we do it.
- myGames (powered by v)
- The “mygames” programme calls on young people to undertake exciting volunteering projects in the community that promote and celebrate the values of the 2012 Olympic ames. Values that include friendship, respect, excellence, equality and determination.
- The nationwide mygames programme will provide wide-ranging volunteering opportunities for 10,000 young people. Projects will focus around the themes of Education, Culture, Environment, Health and Sport.
We’re really excited to be working with young people from the centre, to allow youth volunteers to make a meaningful difference to their local beaches and the wider marine environment. The 25th Hour campaign and the beach clean event that SAS have organised provides inspiration for all of us to find that extra hour to give something back.
Hugo Tagholm, Director of SAS