Help make Southsea beach barefoot friendly

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VOLUNTEERS are being called upon to help make Southsea beach barefoot friendly.

The national campaign, led by Barefoot Wine, is back and asking people to help clean Southsea beach on May 4.

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is in its sixth year and has enlisted the help of Surfers Against Sewage to get residents to keep their beaches barefoot friendly.

Leading the campaign for the second year in a row is environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle.

He said: ‘I’ve been involved in environmental issues for years and I’m passionate about the outdoors.

‘A seemingly clean beach can actually have huge amounts of litter and rubbish just hidden beneath the surface.

‘The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project makes tackling environmental issues fun and an activity that everyone can get involved with.’

Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and cleaning kit at the start of the beach clean and will be thanked with Barefoot Wine.