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Gathering for the Great British Beach Clean 2019

Joules is delighted to be partnering with Coast Magazine and the Marine Conservation Society once again. For the second year running, we’ll be gathering staff and friends of Joules together for not one, but six beach cleans, and we’d love your support.

It will come as little surprise to learn that here at Joules we are great lovers of the British coastline; we’re an island nation, how could we not be?  It offers us a port in the storm of our collective busy lives and on a more personal level the first stores we opened were located in some of our favourite seaside towns.  With this in mind, and with the desire to help conserve these precious commodities, we’ve supported the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean in partnership with Coast magazine for over 10 years.

In their latest report the Marine Conservation Society has reported an average 10% increase in litter collected on their beach clean, with some areas of the UK reporting a 13% increase. That equates to an average of 718 items of litter collected per 100 metres of beach. Clearly, this poses a great many problems.

Keen to lend our support again this year to this worthy endeavour we’ve decided to go one step further by hosting our biggest beach clean yet, in six coastal towns. On Saturday 18th May dozens of staff and friends of Joules will volunteer in Watergate Bay, Abersoch, Wells-next-the-Sea, Lyme Regis, Whitstable and Aldeburgh, to help clear the beaches of debris and litter.

Andrea Gray, our Chief Retail Officer said,

Here at Joules we regard the Great British coastline as somewhere very special – it’s a place where nature is at its finest and somewhere we love to spend quality time together with our families when we want to slow things down. We enjoy supporting our local communities and believe it’s important to protect our beaches, so that future generations to come can enjoy it the same way.

Andrea Gray, Chief Retail Officer, Joules

Our six locations will be a hive of activity with staff and friends donning their gloves and rubbish sacks to collect mountains of litter ranging from cigarette butts and glass to plastic and food wrappings. Hopefully the sun will shine, making being outdoors all the nicer.

A huge thank you in advance to everyone who will be volunteering and helping make this event a success!

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