Cornish Gems supports Surfers Against Sewage as their chosen Charity of the Year for 2021
We’re delighted to have been chosen as Cornish Gems’ Charity of the Year for 2021. The support from the award-winning team will ensure we can keep our beaches and coastline safe for everyone to enjoy.
Cornish Gems have over 180 luxury holiday cottages and large houses across Cornwall ready for you to fall in love with. Showcasing the best holiday homes in the county, the team hand-pick every property. So whether you want to visit the ever-so-popular town of St Ives, explore the long sandy beaches of Newquay, or discover a new favourite location, Cornish Gems have just the thing.
The Cornish Gems Shop
Most importantly, Cornish Gems are making waves with their sustainability goals by reducing holiday related plastic pollution on our coastlines. Cornish beaches are left with thousands of surfboards, plastic bottles and BBQs every year. Because of this, Cornish Gems want to encourage everyone to #leaveonlyyourfootprints. So, they’ve created their online shop, where you can purchase your plastic-free alternatives.
“This board has been exclusively designed by Cornish Gems as part of our ongoing sustainability programme. Cheap polystyrene boards are a huge issue for our oceans and coastlines. Surfers Against Sewage report the necessity of cleaning up thousands of these boards every year. Thousands of small beads or micro-plastics pour into the sea and harm our marine wildlife when they break.
‘Leave only your footprints’ is a reminder to us all that we are responsible for the natural environment . With sustainable, locally made bellyboards, you can still have a lot of fun surfing the waves year after year without creating plastic waste.” Get your wooden bellyboard here.
Cornish Gems supports Surfers Against Sewage by encouraging their guests to donate either £2, £5, £10 or £25 when making a reservation through the Cornish Gems website. As well as this, Cornish Gems will share SAS campaigns, petitions and the Safer Seas & Rivers App throughout the year.