TV presenter and wildlife enthusiast Kate Humble will be in Dunbar tomorrow (Friday, May 2) for a beach clean.
She is the new campaign ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project - a nationwide initiative to keep the UK’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly.’
An appeal has been made for members of the Dunbar community to volunteer to help Kate clean the East Beach from 2pm to 5pm.
After collecting a Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project t-shirt and any necessary kit, volunteers will spend the afternoon picking up litter before being rewarded for their efforts with a glass of Barefoot Wine.
Kate said: “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, added: “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.”