Budleigh beach during Great British Beach Clean GBBC 2017 Andrew Brown

Cleaning our great British beaches with Cully & Sully Soup

For a second year, our friends at Cully & Sully Soup are sponsoring the Great British Beach Clean, running from 15-24 September 2023.

More than 5,000 volunteers take part in our flagship event each year.

Sponsorship from Cully & Sully allows us to run beach cleans across the country and support volunteers to organise their own cleans with training, resources and litter picking kits.

GBBC 2023, Portsmouth

Credit: Billy Barraclough

We estimate that the partnership will help volunteers to collect over 150,000 pieces of litter from UK beaches this year – up to 4,000kg of waste that would otherwise end up in our ocean.

With the support of our corporate partners and volunteers, we're able to clear up our coastline and collect vital information on what's polluting our seas.

Clare Trotman, Beachwatch Officer

The data collected by volunteer-submitted litter surveys enables us to campaign for positive change to protect the ocean, and has already helped implement plastic bag charges, better wet wipe labelling, and support a tax on single-use plastic items.

2023 marks the second year that we've partnered with Cully & Sully on our Great British Beach Clean. Known for their delicious soups, Cully & Sully also have a passion for the ocean and our natural environment, and have supported beach cleaning in Ireland for many years.

Cullen Allen, aka Cully of Cully and Sully soups, said he is “delighted Cully and Sully are sponsoring the Great British Beach Clean for a second year. As watersports enthusiasts this initiative is very close to our hearts. Marine litter is such a big issue. We love that this campaign takes action and reminds us of the importance of disposing and recycling our waste properly”.

Cully & Sully also supported the beach clean events in person, joining volunteers at a number of events along the south coast of Wales and South East England to carry out litter surveys, and provide some well-deserved refreshments in the form of a cup of hearty soup!

Cully and Sully campervan - 35141 - Billy Barraclough

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Cully and Sully, Hove - Billy Barraclough

Credit: Billy Barraclough

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