Cornwall Waste Action (CWA) are holding a beach clean and survey at Godrevy and Gwithian Beach’s , near Hayle on Saturday 29th October as part of the national ‘Make a Difference Day’ (MADD) celebrations, throughout the UK.
CWA a not for profit environmental organisation are looking forward to new volunteers, joining them on the day, which will involve removing litter from the beach and recording it for research purposes, there will also be a free pasty lunch and refreshments, as well as an opportunity to take part in wildlife ramble after lunch.
The environmental organisation based in Redruth, carries out regular beach cleans in West Cornwall throughout the year; currently its SeaScapes project visits a different beach every Saturday. As well as regular volunteers taking part in the event, CWA are hoping local people from the Hayle area will also participate in the Make Difference Day activities, whilst local MP George Eustice has also agreed to take part in the volunteering activities.
CWA Co-ordinator, Guy Doncaster says “Cornwall’s beaches are an important part of our environmental heritage, unfortunately they fall victim to rubbish being washed ashore on a regular basis, whilst some beach users are also leaving behind litter on the beach. It is important to remove this waste for the benefit of marine wildlife as well as provide a more scenic location for visitors”. Mr Doncaster added “Volunteering is a great way of maintaining tidy beaches, it provides access to physical exercise and fresh air for participants, as well as bringing people together from different backgrounds, enabling greater community spirit, based on social and environmental outcomes”.
Make a Difference Day, is an imitative of national volunteering charity CSV and it is the UK’s biggest annual volunteering event, as well as the main day on Saturday 29th October, there are further activities taking place from 22nd October – 6th November.