Updated: 07/07/17 : 05:13:06
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‘World Beach Rescue Day’ in Strandhill

The Clean Coasts Programme and Barefoot Wines are delighted to bring you the ‘Beach Rescue Project’ on the Saturday 8th of July in Strandhill, Co. Sligo.

The event is part of Barefoot’s ‘World Beach Rescue Day’, a campaign which has supported over 14,000 volunteers since its launch 11 years ago, in several countries including the US, Mexico and Germany.

The event is being held in Ireland for the first time and it aims to create a fun and festive atmosphere whilst drawing attention to coastal issues such as marine litter and dune erosion.

The day’s activities are free and open to the public; they include, beach yoga, beach games, face-painting, sand sculpting, marram grass planting, ‘Talks in the Park’, and most importantly a Big Beach Clean.

There will also be an after-party in The Strand Bar to thank everyone who takes part in the beach clean.  The party will include a BBQ, live music from soul singing sensation ‘Buck Taylor’ and for those over 18, a glass of Barefoot wine to toast a job well done!

There will also be plenty of giveaways on the day, including prizes for those who collect the most litter.

Olga Senkina, Marketing Director EMEA at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, commented: “At Barefoot Wine our mission is to make the world a better place through wine and the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is a great example of how we do this. We are delighted to be part of Ireland’s first Beach Rescue Project event, and we encourage Co. Sligo’s Coastal community to come and help us clean local beaches and make local areas a better place for everyone to enjoy. Of course, one of the day’s highlights is raising a toast with a glass of Barefoot Wine to celebrate the hard work of all the volunteers – cheers to that!”

Olivia Jones, Coastal Programmes Officer with An Taisce said, “We are really excited to be working with Barefoot on the ‘Beach Rescue Project’. We know how dedicated our Clean Coasts groups are to conserving and protecting the Irish Coastline and for that reason we are thrilled to be able to celebrate that enthusiasm with such a fun and positive event.

For more details on this event and how to get involved please contact, Olivia Jones, Coastal Programme Officer, email:  ojones@eeu.antaisce.org