Colleagues collect 23kg of litter from beaches

VOLUNTEERS from the Southern Co-op came out in force to tidy up beaches across the area.Â

Monday, 13th August 2018, 2:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:23 am
Volunteers from the Southern Co-operative tackle litter on Hayling Island beach

Five beaches '“ Hayling Island, Bracklesham Bay, Portishead, Berron and Brean, and Chesil '“ were tackled as part of Co-op's awareness fortnight, in conjunction with the Wildlife Trust.

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Volunteers collected almost 23kg of litter in addition to 20 bags of rubbish and a bucket of glass.

Gemma Lacey, from Southern Co-op, said: '˜We encourage our colleagues to volunteer throughout the year and are very proud of everyone who took part.' 

Steph Watson, from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, said: '˜It's a great feeling to help to clean up a small corner of the coastline and a real eye opener as to where the rubbish comes from.'