SAS Barefoot Beach Rescue Project 2012 Final Weekend


Rogue Mag - SAS Barefoot Beach Rescue Project 2012 Final Weekend

Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) 5th annual Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will be heading to Tynemouth, Longsands Beach and Liverpool, Ainsdale Beach for the final leg of this year’s record breaking tour over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August. SAS are calling for beach loving volunteers to arrive at both beaches from 2pm onwards to help protect these beautiful areas.

SAS’s 2012 Barefoot Beach Rescue Project has already been the most successful ever, with over 1000 volunteers removing almost 3.5 tons of marine litter from 12 of the UK’s most beautiful beaches, rivers and canals. TV presenter and Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Ambassador Ben Fogle will be personally hosting the Ainsdale project finale alongside SAS, calling for beach lovers to help round off this amazing year in style.

Ben Fogle said: “I’m a huge lover of Britain’s coastline so when I was asked to be the ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project I jumped at the chance. We have such beautiful beaches here in the UK and during this campaign with Barefoot Wine and Surfers Against Sewage, I’ll be asking as many people as possible to come down to one of our events and keep their local beach ‘barefoot friendly’.”

To register to keep these beaches ‘Barefoot Friendly’ on the 4th and 5th of August please contact Dom Ferris on, or simply join us under the SAS flags on the beach at 2pm. Volunteers will also learn more about SAS’s year round environmental projects and spend an afternoon collecting litter along their local beach, receive a free T-shirt and end the day with a celebratory glass of Barefoot Wine.

SAS Campaign Officer, Dom Ferris says: “Here at SAS we witness the impact that marine litter is having on our beaches every day. The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will give the UK’s coastal communities another opportunity to make a real and noticeable difference to the health of our precious coastline.”

Britain has the thirteenth longest coastline in the world and our beaches provide a fantastic day out for everyone but currently there are almost 2,000 items of marine litter for every km of the UK’s beaches. One of the most found items of litter is cigarette butts with approximately 4.5 Trillion cigarette butts are littered across the world each year. Laid down end-to-end they would reach around Great Britain’s coastline over 4000 times.

“Barefoot Wine is very proud to be working with Surfers Against Sewage for the fifth year in a row to help keep Britain’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’”, said Barefoot Wine Marketing Manager, Yona Ellis. “Ben Fogle has been a great inspiration to people in 2012, helping to make it our biggest and most exciting year so far. All our Barefooters are really looking forward to helping out at the clean ups and then thanking our volunteers with a well deserved glass of Barefoot Wine!”

To register for an event, please contact Dom Ferris on or call 01872 555 953.


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