Lend a hand!

A staggering 16,000 disused bottles were collected from nearly 400 beaches during last year’s Beachwatch Big Weekend.

This year’s event on September 18-19, organised by the Marine Conservation Society charity, is encouraging volunteers of all ages to enjoy some sea air while clearing up the UK shoreline.

To find your nearest participating beach, call its litter team on 01989 567807 or visit www.mcsuk.org.