Funding boost for beach clean-up campaigners
Environmental campaigners have been given a “game changing” grant to help them clean up the UK’s beaches.
Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven, has launched a new Arctic Fox Initiative, a charitable fund set up to support environmental and sustainability charities and organisations around the world. And one of the first organisations to benefit is UK charity, Beach Clean Network, responsible for the #2minutebeachclean campaign.
The Beach Clean Network will be awarded a grant of around £50,000 that will be a “game-changer” in taking the campaign to the next level.
The idea behind the project is simple: you pick up litter for two minutes each time you go to the beach (or anywhere) and put it in a designated litter station. The money from the fund will be used to install additional litter picking stations on beaches across the UK, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus and recruit “Guardian Angels” in the UK, who will look after the stations.
Founder and keen camper, Martin Dorey, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive a grant through the Arctic Fox Initiative. We have been working hard over the last five years to build up a network of beach cleaning stations and this grant will enable us to create a network of Guardian Angels to look after them, make sure they are always working properly, gather materials for recycling and work with the community to keep our beaches cleaner than ever. It is a dream come true for us to be able to do this, and to start getting more done in the next stage of our development. Thank you Fjällräven!”
visit beachclean.net for more information.