Beach clean in the capital

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VOLUNTEER beach cleaning moves to Douglas Promenade this weekend for the latest in the series of ‘Big Team’ beach cleaning sessions organised by volunteer group Beach Buddies.

Douglas Corporation is giving its backing to the first ever visit to Douglas by Beach Buddies and its squad of volunteers who have made a big difference to a number of beaches all over the island in the last two months.

So far, more than 200 bags of rubbish have been collected in eight weeks - covering the north, south and north west of the island.

Anyone wishing to join in should meet at the slipway opposite the Palace Hotel at 10.30am on Sunday. Beach Buddies provides litterpickers, gloves and bin bags, and Douglas Corporation is arranging for the disposal and recycling of items afterwards.

Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult. All volunteers are advised to wear decent walking boots or wellies.

Last weekend 37 volunteers from the north carried out a ‘Big Team’ beach clean at Ramsey North beach, collecting 18 bags of rubbish. The volunteers included a large team from 2nd Ramsey Guides who are the first group in the Isle of Man to officially ‘adopt’ a beach in the island.

There’s no need for volunteers to register, even if you’ve never been to a Beach Buddies cleaning session before. To receive further information on Beach Buddies volunteer sessions go to Beach Buddies on Facebook or by e-mail:

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