Volunteers sought to clean up beach

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

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 8:30 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:52 pm
Tynemouth Longsands, one of the beaches recognised in the TripAdvisor awards.

Olga Senkina, marketing director at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, said: “We are very proud to have worked with 6,200 volunteers to collect 13 tonnes of litter from UK beaches over the last nine years.

“We are delighted to again encourage the Tynemouth community to come and help us clean their local beach and make the local area a better place for everyone to enjoy in the process.”

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

Dom Ferris, head of community and engagement at Surfers Against Sewage, said: “Over the past decade it has never ceased to amaze us how incredible community spirit can be – something we see every year at the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

“We’ve already had loads of interest from local volunteers, so can’t wait to get down to Tynemouth Beach and work with Barefoot and the local community have a great time working towards our vision of plastic free coastlines.”