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SAS Big Spring Beach Clean 2013

With the surf season knocking on our doors it’s time to get the beaches ready for bikini season and out of their winter slump! Best practiced with the SAS Beach Cleaning events, that are gearing up for another round from March 22nd -24th 2013!

We called on coastal communities to get involved with the SAS Big Spring Beach Clean on 22nd, 23rd & 24th March to help tackle the marine litter crisis hitting UK shores and we have not been disappointed. We are asking beach lovers to volunteer to nominate their favourite beaches and to organise their own SAS Big Spring Beach Clean as SAS volunteers.

We are proud to announce that we already have over 45 beach cleans confirmed all over the UK, from the Orkney Isles to the Isle of Wight! But as ever we think we can do better, so if you would like to volunteer to lead a Big Spring Beach Clean at your favourite beach please get in touch at projects@sas.org.uk by the 22nd of February.

With so many Big Spring Beach Cleans there is sure to be an event near you, we are now calling for communities to join our fantastic Lead Organisers and SAS Reps over the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March. Find your nearest Big Spring Beach Clean below and we’ll see you on the beach! (NB: Beach Cleans will run between 11am and 2pm, exact timings will be posted soon).

South   West England Date  North West   England  Date 
Bude, Crooklets 22nd Southport 23rd
Woolacombe 22nd Blyth, Northumberland -11am 23rd
Sidmouth 22nd Northern Ireland  Date 
Swanpool 22nd East Strand beach,   Portrush -11am 23rd
Marazion 22nd Portmore, Portstewart -11am 24th
Bristol, Avon Gorge – 11am- 2pm 23rd West strand -10am 22nd
Portreath 23rd Mid Wales Date 
Polzeath 23rd Aberystwyth, South   Beach 23rd
Exeter   University Surf Club 23rd South England Date 
Seaton 23rd Brighton, Hot Pipe 23rd
Wembury   Beach 23rd Isle of Wight, Fields Beach 23rd
Newquay, Towan   beach 23rd Bournemouth 24th
Par Beach 24th Southsea/Portsmouth  23rd
Berrow Beach, Somerset, 10.30 – 12.30 23rd Highcliffe Crows nest beach -Noon 23rd
Exmouth   Beach 24th East England Date 
Newquay, Great   Western beach 23rd TBC TBC
Lyme Regis 23rd East Scotland Date 
Tregantle TBC Aberdeen Beach 23rd
Sennen Cove – 2pm 24th North Berwick, East beach 23rd
Saunton Sands, 11am – 1pm 24th Coldingham, Edinburgh 24th
South East   England Date Arbroath TBC
Viking Bay,   Broadstairs – 11am 23rd
Margate Main   Sands – 11am 24th
Ramsgate Main   Sands -11am 25th
North East   England Date  West Scotland Date 
King Edwards Beach, Tynemouth 23rd Caroy, Scotland 23rd
Scarborugh ,   South Bay TBC North Wales Date 
Saltburn  -10am 24th Rhos on sea  1pm 22nd
Bridlington,   East Yorks. TBC West Shore,   Llandudno -2pm 23rd
North Scotland Date  Conwy Morfa -3pm 24th
Skaill bay,   Orkneys 23rd South Wales  Date 
Llangennith 24th
Amroth beach,S. Pembrokeshire -11am TBC
Newgale – 11am – 1pm 23rd
Rest Bay -11am-1pm 24th

SAS will support all Lead Volunteers equipment and promotional materials to ensure safe and successful events. All lead volunteers will also receive a limited edition Klean Kanteen©; a refillable, safe, healthy, lightweight, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxin substances.

For more details and to register your event please contact SAS on 01872 553 001 or email SAS Big Spring Beach Clean co-ordinator Maren Eriksen on projects@sas.org.uk.

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