On the 15th July, the children, foster carers and staff in the Cumbria region came out in force to support Sea Shepherd UK with a local beach clean at Silloth.
The aim of the day was to firstly have fun as a group and secondly, to support and educate the children by understanding and witnessing the impact of our actions on the environment and wildlife. By working alongside volunteers who had come from far and wide, we helped to do something positive for the local area.
Although it was a windy day on the beach, everyone pulled together, and armed with their litter pickers and rubbish bags, gathered lots of rubbish which was later collected by the Council.
Following the beach clean the children, carers and staff met in the shelter of the sand dunes and had a picnic. Some of the more hardy children even braved the sea in their swimming costumes! It was all rounded off with ice creams and the amusement arcade and there were lots of tired children and staff by the end - but all with the feeling that we’d achieved something really positive.
A big thanks to Tracy and Sea Shepherd UK for arranging the beach clean, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all, not even the wind could stop us from having fun while thinking about the environment and our positive impact on nature.
Well done to everyone involved, the ice creams were well deserved!