Volunteers to help clean up popular beach

Whitley Bay beach.

Whitley Bay beach.

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Volunteers are being sought to help clean up an award winning beach.

Officials at the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, which aims to keep UK beaches ‘Barefoot Friendly’ will be leading the clean-up on Whitley Bay beach.

Residents are invited to join in on Saturday from 2pm, meeting below the Plaza.

A giant set of scales will be on hand, and the team that collects the most amount of litter will be presented with a bottle of Barefoot Wine.

Olga Senkina, marketing director EMEA at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, said: “We are excited to be heading to Whitley Bay to help the local community clean up their beach.

“I am sure the scales will bring out the fun competitive nature in the volunteers and help us to collect even more litter than last year.

“We will have some of our Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on hand to raise a ‘TOEst’ as we celebrate the hard work of all the volunteers.”

The project will run across the country throughout the summer in partnership with environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

Dom Ferris, projects manager at SAS, said: “Each year we are astounded by the level of support we see at the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.”

“This year we have already had a record level of interest from keen volunteers, so can’t wait to work with Barefoot and the local community again this year to work towards our goal of reducing UK beach litter by 50 per cent by 2020.”

For more information visit www.barefootwine.co.uk/blog