Surfers Against Sewage announce 2009 UK Beach Cleaning Tour

July 10, 2009 | Environment

2009 SAS Barefoot Friendly Beach Cleaning Tour

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has once again teamed up with Barefoot wine for their nationwide beach clean-up tour this summer. The SAS team will visit 6 beaches around the UK and everyone's welcome to help.

Whether you're a part of the local community or you just fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, SAS and Barefoot need your help make our British beaches 'Barefoot Friendly'.

This year the SAS Barefoot Friendly Beach Cleaning Tour will be visiting:

Newquay on 29th July
Croyde on 30th July
Bournemouth on 31st July
Llangennith on 1st August
Saltburn-by-Sea on 2nd August
Brighton on 3rd August
The 2009 campaign builds on the successes of last year's SAS Barefoot Friendly tour efforts where over 400 people took part to help remove over 1 tonne of litter from the British coastline.

Starting at 3pm, the afternoon clean-up sessions will kick off with a full introduction and briefing from the respected eco-campaigners at SAS. Each volunteer will then be given gloves and a rubbish bag and the marine litter-picking will commence. All volunteers need bring is suitable clothing for the weather.

The clean-up will be followed by a delicious, free BBQ on the beach for all volunteers from 5pm until 6pm organised by Barefoot. For those who want to stay on afterwards, volunteers, friends and family can enjoy an evening of fun surf quizzes and free Barefoot wine from 6.30pm.

The quiz will take place at the following venues:

Newquay: The Windswept Cafe on South Fistral Beach
Croyde: The Manor, St Mary's Road
Bournemouth: Bar Vin, Old Christchurch Rd
Llangennith: King's Head Hotel
Saltburn-by-Sea: Community Room, Foreshore, Lower Promenade
Barefoot Bar, NIVEA SUN Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, Madeira Drive, Brighton 

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