Support for beach clean volunteers in Skegness

Chris Pettinger, Tesco store manage,r with Jeanette Morley, service manager, and  Paul Marshall. ANL-170315-114234001
Chris Pettinger, Tesco store manage,r with Jeanette Morley, service manager, and Paul Marshall. ANL-170315-114234001

A Skegness supermarket is helping to keep our beaches clean by supporting the volunteers who go out litter picking.

Tesco recently held a children’s clothing sale and raised £250 for Coastal Access for All (CAFA).

It is important that we keep our shore free of plastic as much as we are able.

This will be the sixth year that volunteers from the group have been clearing sand along our coastal walkways.

Paul Marshall, of CAFA, said: “Operations are to start this month and we will hopefully be clearing sand from the back of Butlins to Biddies Bar in Ingoldmells.

“We will also be working with Skegness Town Council to clear sand and grass that is slowly eating into the Sea View Walk in Skegness.

“We will start our beach cleans In Skegness at north beach and Winthorpe in April and continue in May, July and September.”

Mr Marshall said one of the biggest concerns was the amount of plastic washing up on the beach.

He said: “It is affecting the environment and sea life and the plastic is also getting into our food chain.

“It is important that we keep our shore free of plastic as much as we are able.

“We also need to be able to keep our beaches clean and safe for both people and wildlife.

“CAFA is always in need of more volunteers to run the project.

“We wish to thank the staff at Tesco in Skegness who raised £250 towards the cost of clearing sand and Spar Ingoldmells who raised a similar amount.”

Anyone interested in helping CAFA should email Mr Marshall at paulmarshallske@gmail.com