Volunteers can help to clean up Glyne Gap beach

Adam Elman, Head of Plan A at M&S, and Marine Conservation Society members weighed more than 31 bags of rubbish found at the M&S Big Beach Clean-Up, Glyne Gap Beach , Bexhil.
Adam Elman, Head of Plan A at M&S, and Marine Conservation Society members weighed more than 31 bags of rubbish found at the M&S Big Beach Clean-Up, Glyne Gap Beach , Bexhil.

More volunteers are needed for a Bexhill beach clean organised by Marks & Spencer.

The Big Beach Clean-up takes place on Glyne Gap beach at 10am on Tuesday May 12 and will be hosted in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

M&S is keen to attract local residents, businesses, families, students and societies to join them in helping to scoop up unwanted rubbish.

Robert Harford, Store Manager at M&S Bexhill, said: “Not only will volunteers be doing something positive for the local environment but it’s also a chance to get together with friends and have some fun on the beach too!

“A fantastic effort was made last year which resulted in 4,000 bin bags full of litter collected across the country.

“We’re hoping that this year will be our most successful yet, and we’re looking forward to doing our bit to make the beach a cleaner place for individuals to enjoy this summer.”

The company’s fourth annual Big Beach Clean-up will see events take place at 145 beaches and canals up and down the country between the May 7-13.

It is expected that more than 8,000 people (3,000 M&S employees and 5,000 M&S customers) will take part and customers can find their nearest beach clean and sign-up at www.mcsuk.org/foreverfish.

The M&S Big Beach Clean-up is part of M&S’ Forever Fish campaign which is funded by the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in M&S foodhalls. Since its introduction in 2008, the charge has reduced carrier bag use by 75 per cent.