Raising much needed funds
We desperately need more equipment as well as educational materials for schools to raise awareness and clearly we have very little means of raising funds ourselves. Our volunteers do enough to clean the beach without having to raise funds.
So, we are enormously grateful to Unison in Waterloo for giving us £500 and we are delighted that we have been successful in securing a grant of £500 from Sea Changers.
That’s not all – we were also successful in our bid to Tesco Bags of Help. What we get will depend on Tesco shoppers so please vote for us! We know we have the minimum of £1,000 but, if enough people vote for us we could get £2,000 – or even £4,000!! Voting is at 4 Tesco Express stores – Crosby Road North, Coronation Road, Aintree and Edge Lane, Thornton, as well as the Superstore at Litherland. Please make sure to ask for a blue token at the check out and pop it into the Friends of Crosby Beach slot.
2 Minute Beach Cleans
LovemyBeach have placed a 2-minute beach cleaning board outside Crosby Leisure Centre so that people can take some pickers and a small bag to pick up some rubbish as they go for a walk. What a great idea! Thank you to LovemyBeach and also to Crosby Leisure Centre for agreeing to put the board out and take it in every day.
Accolade from the Sunday Times
In its edition of 22 July, the Sunday Times nominated Crosby as the second best coastal place to live, specifically mentioning the “attractive beach”. Thank you to all our volunteers who help to keep it clean and to everyone else – PLEASE put your litter in the bins or, better still, take it home.
Marine Awareness Event a Great Success
The bad weather didn’t spoil our first Marine Awareness event. There were lots of different stalls and activities and it was very much hands on as well as finding out and exploring the marine environment in all its many facets. There was the usual amazing turnout for the beach clean, with 71 adults and 31 children keeping 62 bags of rubbish out of the sea.
With thanks to all the groups who set up stalls and did such a wonderful job spreading the message as well as all our enthusiastic visitors. Finally, our grateful thanks to Blundellsands & Crosby councillors who secured a grant for us to fund the face painter and all the promotional material. Here’s to the second one!