Beach Clean to support St Catherine’s Hospice

National Beach Clean Week

Thakeham is raising money per mile, per staff member, for St. Catherine’s Hospice in place of the cancellation of this year’s Dragon Boat Race. 

The clean-up took place on the South coast to clean up litter over 12 miles between Hove and Worthing Pier. 

70 Thakeham staff members, equivalent to one-third of the Thakeham team, volunteered for the clean, part of National Beach Clean Week. 

The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long event that runs from September 19–23 and encourages organised beach clean-ups all over the UK. 

Over the 3-day period, The Thakeham team managed to collect over 100kg of litter, equivalent to that of a baby Elephant! 

You can follow Journey below:

Day 1

Our first team of 17 rallied up on Hove seafront on Tuesday to start the very first clean, which spanned two miles from Shoreham basin. Over 14 full sacks of rubbish were collected, weighing in at 38.1 KG.

Day 2 

Following on from a successful first day of cleaning, Thakeham started the second day on the Shoreham Fort with a team of 14 colleagues raring to go. The beach clean resulted in 31kg of litter being collected by the time the team reached Widewater Lagoon, east of Lancing Beach.

Day 3

Picking up from where we left off, Team Thakeham started off at Widewater Lagoon and finished at Lancing Beach. 11kg of rubbish and half a pallet weighing in at 20kg were collected on the stretch.

What’s next…

Due to weather warnings from the Met Office on Friday morning, the cleans had to be postponed and will now commence on October 18, 2022. 

Two teams of Thakeham’s finest will be sent down to Worthing and Lancing Beaches to finish the job in hopes of making beaches cleaner and fighting back against plastic pollution. 


The Great British Beach Clean

The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long event that runs from September 19th–23rd and encourages organised beach clean-ups all over the UK. Initially established by the Marine Conservation Society, which called for volunteers to help pick litter from the nation’s beaches, 

Litter, particularly plastic rubbish, is a threat to marine life, and Britain contributes an estimated 1.7 million metric tonnes of plastic annually. 


You can find more about the Great British Beach Clean here





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