Join us in the Million Mile Beach Clean on the 1st of June - Social Good Connect

Join us in the Million Mile Beach Clean on the 1st of June

23 May 2022

Event details

When? Wednesday 1st June, 11am-1pm

Where? Windmill Car Park, Castle Lane, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2EG

Why? The first of June kicks off Volunteers Week, so the team wanted to celebrate by giving time together.

Can kids come? Yes! As long as they’re accompanied by an adult, of course.

What else do I need to know? We’ll be providing litter pickers and bags, but please bring a pair of gloves (just in case we run out!)

Why we’re running our own Million Mile Beach Clean

It’s Volunteers Week, and although team SGC volunteer individually, we wanted to get together and do something together as a team to do something good. Nonprofits are needing support now more than ever: donations have dropped at a time when the demand for services have risen. The effects of the cost of living crisis is felt by all of us so when you can’t give money, give time instead.

Volunteers Week kicks off on the 1st of June every year until the 7th. I mean, it’s pretty obvious why we get all excited about it. But here’s why you should too:

  • 1 in 5 people volunteer once a month, formally or informally, meaning a lot of people you know are volunteers
  • nonprofits depend on volunteers to help them deliver services, and to bring their skillset to the organisation
  • volunteering is an important part of social action, giving time through volunteering is often-overlooked but it’s a valuable way of doing your bit for important causes

A few of our team have taken part in a Surfer’s Against Sewage beach clean, and were amazed at how much they were able to pick up in a short space of time from a beach that “looked clean”. So we’ve decided to run our own beach clean as part of the Million Mile campaign.

About the Surfers Against Sewage Million Mile campaign

Our beaches, no matter how beautiful (and yes- that even includes you Broughty Ferry!) are strewn with plastic and all other kinds of waste. No beach around the globe is safe from our over-consumption of plastic and disposable goods.

Surfers Against Sewage are a grassroots charity who are helping to mobilise people across the UK to help protect our oceans and sealife. They are dedicated to protecting our waters and beaches and thanks to their incredible work, individuals and communities from all around the UK are taking matters into their own hands and putting things right – bit by bit.

They lobby government on issues relating to sewage disposal, the banning of single-use plastics, and cleaning up our rivers and waterways. The Million Mile campaign has already seen 4,000+ cleans, 142,000+ volunteers and a whopping 398,798 kilos of waste collected so far. Kudos!

Why you should join us

It’s the perfect opportunity for your team to do some practical volunteering together, and it’s not limited to our members, we’re encouraging anyone that wants to get involved to join us. No need to register, but let us know if you’re coming (especially in a big crowd) just drop in at Windmill Car Park, where we’ll be tacking the beach between 11am and 1pm.

You bring the tea, and we’ll bring the biscuits! See you then.

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