M&S staff in action at beach clean

Join volunteers from Marks and Spencer and help clean up Shoreham Beach
Join volunteers from Marks and Spencer and help clean up Shoreham Beach

STAFF and customers from Marks and Spencer are taking to the beach in a bid to clear up litter.

The annual Big Beach Clean Up involves 135 beaches and canals, including Shoreham Beach.

Paul Shillam, manager at the Shoreham store, is calling on volunteers to join the session on Shoreham Beach on Monday, May 11, starting at 10am.

He said: “A fantastic effort was made last year, with around 250km of coastline and canals cleared, which resulted in 4,000 bin bags full of litter collected across the country.

“This year, we’re calling upon as many local people as possible to take part in the local Big Beach Clean Up event. It’s a great initiative that brings communities together to do something worthwhile but it’s always great fun, too.”

The Big Beach Clean-up is part of the company’s Forever Fish campaign, which is funded by the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in its foodhalls.

Sacha Berendji, director of retail, said: “The Big Beach Clean Up is a great way to support the community and help safeguard the future of UK fish stocks.

“Clean waterways and beaches mean clean seas and our store colleagues up and down the country will be making preparations to clean their local beach or canal.

“We want as many customers as possible to be alongside them in May, it’s a simple, fun way to volunteer and make a difference.”