Care home lends a hand in beach clean-up

The whole community rallied round to clean Cruden Bay Beach.
The whole community rallied round to clean Cruden Bay Beach.

Cruden Bay’s Sunnybank Care Home is organising a beach clean-up on Tuesday, June 14, as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch campaign.

Residents and staff from Sunnybank Care Home will visit Cruden Bay in the morning and Fraserburgh beach in the afternoon.

The home is also looking for willing volunteers to offer a couple of hours of their time to help make their local beach as beautiful as possible.

Care home manager, Jill Summers, said: “We are proud to be supporting the Marine Conservation Society in their quest to keep our beaches safe and clean.

“Although our residents won’t be able to take part in the clean-up, they’ll be there supporting us on the day, and any extra help we could get from local residents would be more than welcome.

“Not only is it important to keep our local beaches clean for everyone to enjoy, litter can also have a detrimental impact on our local wildlife. We’re happy to help improve this situation in our own way, as well as having some fun too!”

Beachwatch is a national beach cleaning and survey programme which works with volunteers across the UK every year.

“It aims to monitor and report on the levels of waste across the UK to help raise awareness of the impact litter has on the environment, while hoping to encourage people to do their part in maintaining the health of the UK’s coastline.

Recent survey results show that around 277,354 pieces of litter were collected in the UK in 2015, with an average of 3,298 items picked up per kilometre surveyed.

Volunteers should register their interest by emailing: sunnybankmanager@meallmore.co.uk. All equipment required will be provided by Aberdeen Council.