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Record number of volunteers for our Sunday beach clean in conjunction with
the Marine Conservation Society

A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with our MCS beach clean on Sunday, we had 89 volunteers who collected a massive 62 bin bags full of rubbish weighing 190 kg! We hope everyone had a great time in the beautiful fresh air.

We have a regular beach clean on Monday mornings every four weeks commencing at 9:30am, check out our Calendar page for more information.

We have lots of photos of yesterday’s event on our Facebook page, click here

 

 

 

   
 
     
     
     
   

Cleveleys branch of Skipton Building Society take part in ‘Giving something back to our communities’ with members of staff cleaning up Cleveleys beach.

 

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate Skipton Building Society's 160th anniversary and has so far donated £241,500 to 483 small community groups across the country. In 2016, we have another £81,500 in pots of £500 to give to 163 organisations.

To demonstrate Skipton Building Society's commitment to local communities through action, as well as money and to launch this year's Grassroots Giving for 2016 we organised "The Great Grassroots Giving Community Clean-up" involving colleagues from all around the country.

Skipton wanted to demonstrate how we can improve our surroundings.

Branch Manager Ann Nester said "Litter picking and cleaning up local communities in general is very much in keeping with the Grassroots Giving ethos - making local communities more attractive and better places in which to live. It emphasises the Society's aim of: "Giving something back to our communities''.

"The Cleveleys Team chose to take part in the Beach Cleaning as we felt that we could make a bigger impact, each member of staff spent 1 hour and altogether we collected 8 bin bags of rubbish from the beach.
 
   

Branch Manager Ann Nester with staff members Shirley Spencer, Jonathan Evans and Diana Mallinson

 

Check out our new medical equipment which is now fully operational on Rossall Promenade.

 

 

 

When you have a casualty who is unconscious and not breathing, you ring 999 and their process determines whether you need to shock them with a defib to bring their heart back into rhythm. If they do, they tell you where it is and give you the code to release it from the box. The defib then talks you through what to do with it. You can't shock them if they don't need it - they are clinically dead at this point so you can't make them worse! 60,000 people a year have a cardiac arrest in public open spaces - without treatment they have a 4-5% chance of survival and with a defib that raises to an 80% chance. Which is why we wanted one on our beach. Rossall Beach Buddies - making our beach a better place for everyone, casualty's included!

 

Promotional Film

We've put together this promotional film to show people what we do and what we are about. Please share this with your friends and neighbours and perhaps they would like to join and have some fun!

 

 

 

Successful
Big Beach Clean

At our recent annual Sunday beach clean we had 68 Volunteers and collected 72 Bags of rubbish weighing a total of 220kgs.

We carried out a detailed survey of everything we picked up in a small area of the beach and multiplied this by the total area of the beach we cleaned to get a rough idea of everything we picked up on the beach during the day. This information will be sent to the Marine Conservation Society along with data from hundreds of beach cleans carried out by thousands of volunteers nationally this weekend.

Our beach clean included - 1,243 crisp/sweet/lolly/sandwich wrappers, 1,487 pieces of plastic, 226 cotton bud sticks, 672 caps/lids, 273 pieces of polystyrene, 129 balloons/balloon string and 17 bags of dog poo!

Two of our youngest volunteers Theo and Xavier Croquette came with Mum and Dad all the way from Altrincham, Manchester.

Hot drinks and homemade biscuits were very kindly provided for everyone by Rossall School.

It was a very successful event and one we are looking forward to doing again next year.

 

Scarecrows

You may remember we took part in the Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival earlier in the year. Here is a comical short film showing how we made the scarecrows at the community centre one afternoon!

 

   

 

Alison Steadman OBE

Alison, one of our Patrons was unable to join us for our AGM but she sent this short film with her best wishes.

 

 

 
     

QUEENS AWARD

We are delighted to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) - the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The group also received an invitation for representatives to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and we have been presented with a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire at a formal reception at County Hall, Preston.

Check out our video on the right for the full story and click here to see more photographs of this prestigious event in Preston


 


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BEACH BUDDIES ROADSHOW

Beach Buddies Roadshow went to Fleetwood Library and welcomed their special guest, Brett Davison from Radio
Lancashire. You can see how the interview went by watching this short video.

 
   

 

 

 

 

           
     
           
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