Sure staff to continue litter removal from Guernsey beaches in 2013

December 12th, 2012 by Sure

Wellington boots, fishing equipment, rubber gloves and even part of a plane from World War II have been found by Sure staff as they clean island beaches.

Earlier this year, Cable & Wireless Communications launched the Sure Community Foundation and as well as giving money to worthy causes, staff were given time off on the last Friday of each month to make a difference to the island.

Over the last six months, Sure staff from both of the company’s sites came together to clean the sea shore at Cobo, Vazon, Saints, Portelet, Pembroke and L’Eree.

“We are so lucky to have some really lovely beaches around Guernsey and it’s such a shame when their beauty is spoilt by rubbish,” said Karen Jagger from the Sure Community Foundation.

“We thought a regular beach clean was a great way for staff from both our sites to get together and do something which physically benefits the island.”

Over the six months, more than 50 bags of rubbish was collected which contained broken fishing pots, builders’ rubble, wellington boots, fishing rope, crisp packets and general household rubbish.

“It was amazing to see the wide range of things we found, some of which had been dropped and some of which had obviously been washed up. The most unusual find was at Saints where we found part of a plane from the war,” she said.

Mrs Jagger confirmed that staff would be continuing the beach cleans in 2013.


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