Environmental champion leads nationwide campaign as it kicks off in Scotland

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project – a nationwide initiative to keep the UK’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’ – kicked off the first of its 14 beach cleans in Dunbar, along with new campaign ambassador, wildlife enthusiast Kate Humble. Members of the Dunbar community helped clean East Beach today and the project moves on to St Andrews tomorrow.

After collecting a Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project t-shirt and any necessary kit, volunteers spent the afternoon collecting litter before being rewarded for their efforts with a glass of Barefoot Wine.

Kate Humble says, “Dunbar residents are lucky to have access to such a beautiful beach – let’s do what we can to create a coastline that can exist in harmony with nature. I have always been passionate about the environment and this is exactly why I jumped at the chance to become the ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.”

Barefoot Wine are once again teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) the UKs leading environmental charity working on the protection of the oceans, waves and beaches. This year’s campaign is now more important than ever after an intensely stormy winter, which deposited vast amounts of marine litter on many of the UK’s beaches. Marine litter isn’t just an unsightly mess unfortunately it also causes long-term problems for the health of the marine environment. Communities can now pull together to help tackle the vast amount of debris that covers British shores.

For more information about the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, full list of beach clean locations or how to get involved please visit, www.barefoot.co.uk or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/barefootwineuk and https://twitter.com/barefootwineuk

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is the UK’s leading environmental charity protecting oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research. SAS projects target environmental issues affecting beaches including marine litter, sewage pollution, climate change, toxic chemicals, shipping and coastal development. SAS has over 100,000 active supporters across the UK.

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