Radio 1 beach clean volunteers love the litter

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 21 May 2010

Radio 1 beach clean volunteers love the litter MCS says it was delighted with the response from students in North Wales who collected 79 bags of rubbish off a beach near Abersoch as part of a innovative volunteering project with BBC Radio 1.

Radio 1 beach clean volunteers love the litter MCS says it was delighted with the response from students in North Wales who collected 79 bags of rubbish off a beach near Abersoch as part of a innovative volunteering project with BBC Radio 1. 50 students from Bangor University offered to do the beach clean in return for tickets to the Radio 1 Big Weekend. It was the first time the station had encouraged students to get involved with volunteering and their choice of MCS as a partner went down well with the volunteer beach cleaners. Dr Sue Kinsey from MCS says the enthusiasm of the students was fantastic and the subsequent beach sculptures they made to represent what they had been doing during the event were amazing. Aled Jones from the Chris Moyles show spent the day on the beach with Sue and the students. He spoke to the volunteers after the event who all agreed they would do the same again even if tickets to the Big Weekend weren’t involved! A new generation of beach cleaners has been born! Sue Kinsey and Aled expalin the plan What a load of rubbish! 320kg of bags of litter Some of the rubbish gethered at the end of the clean. Sue Kinsey thanks the students for their hard work To get invovled in the MCS Beachwatch Big Weekend in September click here

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