Crosby Beach News

Friends of Crosby Beach

After a bespoke beach clean organised for some very enthusiastic young pupils of St Mary’s Prep School, who should come along the prom but Pudsey, with his friends from BBC North West, Roger Johnson and Beccy Barr who were raising money for Children in Need. The children were really excited when he stopped off to say hello – a brilliant end to a brilliant beach clean.

fRriends of Crosby Beach - St Mary's pupils after their beach clean with Pudsey

Raising much needed funds

We desperately need more equipment 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 have been successful in our bid to Tesco Bags of Help.  Thanks to our wonderful supporters and volunteers who shopped at Tesco and gave us the tokens, we were awarded £2000.  We can well and truly stock up on equipment now!

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.

Marine Awareness Event a Great Success

Crosby Beach Awareness Day

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.

Friends of Crosby Beach

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!