BEACHES stand to be a lot cleaner after the Island was selected as one of the first areas in the UK to hold a Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Big Beach Clean-up.
Organisers are encouraging people from around the Island to sign-up at www.mcsuk.org/foreverfish to become beach cleaners for the day.
The M&S Big Beach Clean-up, organised by MCS, will take place on the beaches from Springvale down to Seagrove Bay on Saturday May 12 with the aim of clearing common items such as fishing nets, ropes and bottle tops.
M&S customers who register in advance will receive a £5 money-off shopping voucher and free snacks on the day of the clean and youngsters can get involved with free beach activity packs.
It’s hoped that thousands of people will roll-up their sleeves and clean 50 beaches across the UK that weekend.
MCS chief executive Samantha Fanshawe said: "MCS surveys have shown that beach litter levels are unacceptably high.
"We are delighted that M&S staff and customers recognise the importance of clean seas and beaches and will be joining forces with us in this major event to help turn the tide on litter."
Further details of all beaches, including start times for each clean-up, can also be found at www.mcsuk.org/foreverfish