Turn the Tide Portishead

by Turn the Tide Portishead in Portishead, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd April 2018 we successfully raised £750 with 30 supporters in 28 days

To raise money for educational materials for use in schools and local community groups such as Brownies, Cubs, Scouts & youth organisations.

by Turn the Tide Portishead in Portishead, England, United Kingdom

UPDATE! We have reached our target, thank you so much to everyone who has donated! Our crowdfunding page will stay open until 23rd April, and any additional monies will be spent on buying more educational resources and equipment for litter picking with children including more smaller hi-vis and litter pickers. This will mean we have enough equipment for more children to join in with litter picks alongside our talks. At our first talk with a pack of Brownies on Monday 16th April, we were a little short of these items, but gratefully they were very happy to share. Thank you Portishead, all contributions are very gratefully received and help us encourage lots of small changes in our community to reduce pointless plastics and Keep Portishead Tidy!

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to helping reduce the plastic pollution of the seas and the eradication of litter that is the blight of our towns and countryside.

Under our mission statement to tackle marine pollution, our Portishead Turn The Tide team carry out regular cleaning of our beautiful beaches and litter pick throughout our town and surrounding area - ‘Love where you live’!

Through educational talks in our schools and youth organisations (Brownies, Scouts, Cubs), we plan to highlight and bring a new awareness to the younger generation. This will include the damage that waste of all types does to the environment, and the benefits that will come from taking action to deal with all waste responsibly.

To do this we will need to purchase a few items for Turn the Tide Portishead, that we can re-use at every event we take part in - this is where we need your help!

The more money we raise the more we can spread the message. 100% of all donations will go directly towards funding this programme. Below are some of the items we need to purchase.

- Display boards
- Books and educational props such as Duffy's Lucky Escape (below), photographs and plastic awareness posters

Duffy’s Lucky Escape £9.99 (to donate to the children's school library/organisation)


- License fee to show the fantastically educational "A Plastic Ocean" in schools - £350 (unlimited access)


- Litter pickers to actively engage the groups in a litter picking activity as part of our presentation

- Ethically sourced T-Shirts for the committee to wear within schools/group presentations.

Thank you for taking  the time to learn about our mission from all of us at Turn the Tide.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Virtual high five

Every little helps, have a virtual high five on us!

£2 or more

Virtual high ten

If everyone donated a small amount, we'd achieve our goal. Have a virtual high ten on us!

£5 or more

The satisfaction of buying litter pickers

A £5 donation can buy two litter pickers for children to use at the events we are hosting. This reward is the sublime satisfaction you will receive, for knowing you have purchased two litter pickers for the children.

£10 or more

The satisfaction of buying a children's book

Picture this! Turn The Tide enters a school, we do a short presentation for young children and decide to read a storybook about plastic pollution. You bought that book. The satisfaction of being able to provide Turn The Tide with that book, and the happiness that the kids get, from having a storybook which they can then have for their library. What a reward.

£15 or more

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Your name on a #PortisheadRocks

We have a team of lovely children willing to paint your first name on a a rock, and decorate it as part of the Portishead Rocks movement. Then rock will then be hidden somewhere around Portishead for others to see/find/re-hide! (please ensure you leave your name!)

£25 or more

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A team of lovely litter pickers

Turn The Tide have a fantastic group of volunteers that can litter pick a street of your choice within Portishead (please, not the Portbury 100)! This can be a street where you have seen a lot of litter, or a park etc. You can join us, or just watch us at work** - we are more than happy to do this*! *As long as the street is safe for us **Or provide us with cups of tea. (Please email or facebook us if you pick this pledge, with your street)

£40 or more

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Coffee and walnut cake

Yet another fantastic cake offering, this time from another one of our committee members, Vanessa, of her coffee and walnut cake. As a way of saying thank you, we'll deliver the cake directly to your door in Portishead.

£50 or more

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A victoria sponge

Probably the most expensive cake you will ever purchase, but think of all the good you are doing for Turn The Tide! One of our committee members, Kate, makes really yummy cakes. We will hand deliver the victoria sponge to your door in Portishead, whenever suits as a little thank you.

£80 or more

Website sponsorship for business

We have a big following online, and are happy to publicise your business or group on our online platforms as part of a one off sponsorship deal. Please contact us for more information (what kind of publicity you would like) via our website or social media platforms.

£100 or more

Name a beach clean

We hold regular beach cleans in Portishead, and are happy to name a beach clean after yourself (as a wonderful person) or your business (for publicity)! Please get in contact with us via our website or social media platforms to discuss a name.

£40 or more

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A lemon drizzle

Possibly the second most expensive cake you will ever buy, but all of the money will go to the education project for Turn The Tide. One of our committee members, Alex makes more really lovely cakes. On offer is a lemon drizzle, to be hand delivered to your door in Portishead.

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