Beach Guardian - Litter Equipment for Beach Cleans

by Beach Guardian in Padstow, Cornwall, England

Beach Guardian needs Beach Cleaning Equipment for regular Community Beach Cleans - Litterpickers, HandiHoops, Gloves and a Camera

by Beach Guardian in Padstow, Cornwall, England

We did it
On 15th March 2018 we successfully raised £1,158 with 10 supporters in 20 days

New stretch target

If we are able to reach our target and we get enough equipment for the immediate area (the Beaches from Padstow to Porthcothan), if we get more funds then we will be able to use additional funds to ensure that we could provide a regular Beach Guardian visit to the local beaches to clean up between the larger, organised, beach cleans. 


The ‘Beach Guardian’ is a project based in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Over the years regular beach cleaning has been done to collect and remove rubbish from the beaches; mainly washed up with the tide and mainly plastics from the sea. These beach cleans have, until recently, been carried out by one or two people...

Since January 2018 we have been organising larger ones with local communities. 

The project’s aims and objectives include:  

  • More regular, organised, community Beach Cleans
  • School Educational Events to discuss the impact on local beaches and seas from plastics in the oceans
  • Encourage more local people to do Mini Beach Cleans and share their findings
  • To record and report Egg Cases to The Shark Trust 
  • To do art installations using plastics found washed up on local beaches to raise awareness
  • To sort and record what is collected and then to clean it to use for Schools Educational Visits

In January, 5 beach cleans were organised, attended by 136 people, with over 150 bags of plastics cleared from four beaches.

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To ensure that all volunteers can have access to the right equipment, we need to purchase Litter Picking Equipment, including Litterpickers, Bag Openers (HandiHoops), Gloves, Jackets and a Camera for recording what is found.

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Everything we collect is sorted, recorded and cleaned for Educational and Art Activities to raise awareness of the impact of Single Use Plastics on our beaches and the sea:

Cleaned items are separated into individual containers:

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read about our initiative. Supporting the Beach Guardian's Crowdfunding Campaign will enable us to have all the equipment to carry out regular Community Beach Cleans... if you are in the area, check out our Facebook page for our Events and join in!

Emily & Rob. x

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Sponsor a Pair of Beach Gloves

For £5 you can enable Beach Guardian CIC to purchase a pair of Beach Gloves for our volunteer Beach Cleaners to use. We will print your name onto them and thank you publicly on our Social Media.

£15 or more

Sponsor a Litterpicker

For £15 you can enable Beach Guardian CIC to purchase a Litterpicker for our volunteer Beach Cleaners to use when carrying out a Beach Clean. We will print your name onto the litter picker and thank your publicly on our social media.

£20 or more

Sponsor a Handihoop Plus

For £20 you can enable Beach Guardian CIC to purchase a Handihoop Plus for our volunteer Beach Cleaners to use. We will print your name onto it and thank you publicly on our Social Media.

£30 or more

Sponsor a Tidy Up Beach Kit for Kids

For £30 you can enable Beach Guardian CIC to purchase a Litterpicker for our young volunteer Beach Cleaners 1 x Graptor Litterpicker 1 x Kids Hi Vis 1 x Pair of Kids Rigger Gloves 1 x Red Kit Bag We will print your name on the items and publicly thank you on our social media.

£59 or more

Sponsor a Tidy Up Beach Kit

For £59 you can enable Beach Guardian CIC to purchase a Tidy Up Beach Kit for our volunteer Beach Cleaners to use. 1 x Ranger Max 1 x Adult Large Hi Vis 1 x Pair Adult PVC Gloves 1 x Handihoop Bag Opener 1 x Large Red Kit Bag We will print your name onto it and thank you publicly on our Social Media.

£100 or more

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Sponsor a Camera & Tripod

For £100 you can purchase a camera and tripod so that we can record our beach cleans, take pictures and videos of the events and share on social media. We will publicly thank you on our social media and share any story or information about you and your motivation for helping.

£100 or more

Sponsor a Community Beach Clean

Sponsor a Community Beach Clean. We will share your company details on our social media and you will be invited to the Event. This could give you an opportunity to meet volunteers who are interested in Plastic Free Initiatives and the Environment so if you are a business that maybe has products that support this you could give samples away too. eg A catering company may want to provide hot drinks, food and refreshments to the volunteers.

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