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.