Environmental champion leads nationwide campaign as it kicks off in Scotland

Event times - http://www.dunbar.org.uk/events/2014/5/2/east-beach-cleanup?view=calendar

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project – a nationwide initiative to keep the UK’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’ – will be kicking off the first of its 14 event coast-to-coast tour in Edinburgh, along with new campaign ambassador, wildlife enthusiast Kate Humble. Now running for its seventh year in the UK, the project will be calling on members of the Dunbar community to volunteer to help clean East Beach on Friday 2nd May.


An avid campaigner for all things environmental, Kate Humble will be hosting the Dunbar beach clean – a fun day out for all involved, as well as an opportunity to give something back to the community. After collecting a Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project t-shirt and any necessary kit, volunteers will spend the afternoon collecting litter before being rewarded for their efforts with a glass of Barefoot Wine.


Kate Humble, campaign ambassador, says, “We will be kicking off with the first Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in Edinburgh, and we are urging the Dunbar community to get involved. Dunbar residents are lucky to have access to such a beautiful beach – lets do what we can to create a coastline that can exist in harmony with nature. I have always been passionate about the environment and this is exactly why I jumped at the chance to become the ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.”


Barefoot Wine will once again be teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) the UKs leading environmental charity working on the protection of the oceans, waves and beaches.  This year’s campaign is now more important than ever after an intensely stormy winter, which deposited vast amounts of marine litter on many of the UK’s beaches.  Marine litter isn’t just an unsightly mess unfortunately it also causes long-term problems for the health of the marine environment. Communities can now pull together to help tackle the vast amount of debris that covers British shores.


Yona Ellis, Barefoot Wine Marketing Manager, says, “Barefoot Wine is proud to be working with Kate Humble for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Her support is sure to inspire the Dunbar community to pull together and help make East Beach ‘barefoot friendly’. Our very own Barefooters will also be there to give a helping foot, and of course offering a celebratory glass of Barefoot Wine after the clean up!”



So if you’re planning to walk on East Beach this summer, let’s make sure it’s “barefoot friendly”.