Beach Clean Marathon

30th July - 4th August 2018
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This summer I’ll be doing a Beach Clean Marathon as part of #MyPlasticPromise to raise awareness about the issues of plastic pollution and to raise donations for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Walking 12 Suffolk beaches in 6 days collecting plastic waste and other beach litter as we go.

Here’s the plan…

Starting in the north of the county at Lowestoft on Monday July 30th I’ll be travelling south along 12 Suffolk beaches over six days collecting as much litter as possible as I go.

I’m hoping to be joined by Wayne Dixon, the Keep Britain Tidy #LitterHeroes ambassador and his faithful companion Koda, a stunning Northern Inuit dog. Wayne is part way through walking the entire coast of Britain and shares my passion for raising awareness about the growing problem of litter and single use plastics.

I have also teamed up with Anglian Water, RiverCare/BeachCare and Keep Britain Tidy to present four fully funded #2minutebeachclean boards to four locations along our route – Lowestoft, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Landguard Point Felixstowe. Each board will be presented at the start of that particular leg of the marathon with our marathon beach clean being the first official beach clean from each new board.

Here’s the full itinerary…

Here’s the full itinerary for the Beach Clean Marathon week as it stands at the moment. Please note we may tweak exact times and locations as we get closer to the dates.

If you happen to be in the area make sure you come and say hi!

Monday 30 July – 9am – Lowestoft

We will be at the Beach Office on the promenade at 9am to present the first of our #2MinuteBeachClean boards. We will then clean from South Pier and head towards Kessingland.

Monday 30 July – 12.30pm – Kessingland

We will be at the benches opposite the Sailors Home pub at 12.30pm. We will then head towards Covehithe for 2 miles and then return to Kessingland.

Tuesday 31 July – 9am – Covehithe

We will be starting on the beach at the end of the road from Covehithe church at 9am and head towards Southwold.

Tuesday 31 July – 2pm – Southwold

We will be at Suzie’s Beach Cafe on the promenade at 2pm to present the second of our #2MinuteBeachClean boards. We will then clean from the pier to the harbour wall.

Wednesday 1 August – 9am – Walberswick

We will be starting at the harbour wall at 9am and head towards Dunwich.

Wednesday 1 August – 1.30pm – Dunwich

We will be at the National Trust Cafe at 1.30pm. We will then head towards Sizewell for 2 miles and then return to the NT car park.

Thursday 2 August – 9am – Thorpeness

We will be starting at the Thorpe Road Car Park at 9am. We will head towards Sizewell for 1 mile and then turn and head for Aldeburgh.

Thursday 2 August – 1.30pm – Aldeburgh

We will be at The Cragg Sisters Tea Room at 1.30pm to present the third of our #2MinuteBeachClean boards. We will then head towards Orford for 2 miles and then return.

Friday 3 August – 9am – Shingle Street

We will be starting at the Shingle Street car park at 9am and head towards Bawdsey Quay.

Friday 3 August – 12.30pm – Bawdsey East Lane

We will be at the East Lane car park at 12.30pm. We will then carry on towards Bawdsey Quay.

Saturday 4 August – 9am – Felixstowe Ferry

We will be at the Ferry Boat car park at 9am and will head towards Felixstowe Pier. Photo op at #2minutebeachclean board at Felixstowe beach hut. Finish at Mannings.

Saturday 4 August – 2pm – Landguard Point Felixstowe

We will be at the View Point Cafe at 2pm to present our final #2MinuteBeachClean boards. We will then clean from the cafe to the point and then return to the cafe. Finish with final speech, thank you’s, photo opportunity with all bags and final sorting of litter.

You can find the full story and inspiration behind the challenge on the Beach Clean Marathon Just Giving page. Just click on the Donate Now button below and it will take you straight there.

Thanks in advance for your support and donations.

Supporters

Keep Britain Tidy is fully supportive of the great work that Jason is doing to highlight the issue of litter, and the problems it creates when it finds its way to our beautiful British shorelines. He truly is one of our #Litterheroes.

Alison Ogden-Newton

Cheief Executive, Keep Britain Tidy

We are honoured that Jason is choosing to support us with the beach clean initiative, a truly original and worthwhile cause that demonstrates his determination and commitment to make a change. It will help raise funds and vital awareness of all the work we do at The Charity by reaching out to the wider community and galvanising their support.

Vajiha Hameed

Community Fundraising Manager, The Brain Tumour Charity