Tuesday 26 September 2017

Companions help with beach clean-up

Shakespeare beach after clean up

Staff and companions from Emmaus Dover recently joined volunteers from our local community to help clean up Shakespeare Beach.

The litter-picking day was organised by the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, an organisation which aims to help conserve and enhance the special coast and countryside of Dover and Shepway. 

Staff member Jenny Bones went along with companions Tim, Mark and Kierun to help clear up this local beauty spot, as part of the Marine Conservation Society's National Beach Clean Day.

Speaking about the day, Jenny said:

When we arrived on the beach, we were pleased to see 85 other people from the local area had also turned up to help. The beach was a real mess. We picked up bits of plastic, fishing equipment, barbeques, tent pegs, food waste and even car exhausts!

We felt a great send of satisfaction at the end - Shakespeare Beach was left looking clean and clear of rubbish."

Solidarity and Emmaus

Emmaus Dover is always grateful for the support that the people of Dover give us as a charity, and so it feels good to occasionally be able to give something back like this. Helping others is all a part of the Emmaus ethos; we call it Soldarity. Click to watch the video below to find out more about Solidarity...