Hundreds take part in beach clean-up

PUBLISHED: 11:29 14 May 2012

Pupils from St Josephs Primary School, Portishead, detecting any rubbish at Sand Bay.

Pupils from St Josephs Primary School, Portishead, detecting any rubbish at Sand Bay.

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VOLUNTEERS collected 190kg of rubbish as they helped keep Sand Bay beach spick and span.

More than 220 people congregated at the beach in Kewstoke as part of the first ever Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Marine Conservation Society Big Beach Clean-up on Friday.

Ninety schoolchildren, including some from Christchurch Primary School, 60 local volunteers and 75 M&S staff from across the region unearthed items as diverse as fancy dress vampire teeth, a toy soldier, a car tyre, a reading light and a number of disposable barbecues.

The event was one of hundreds held across the country over the weekend.


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