DOZENS of Hartlepool and East Durham people are being urged to help with a spring clean on the area’s beaches.
Marks & Spencer is leading a call for volunteers to don their wellies, roll up their sleeves, and help to clean a section of either Crimdon or Seaton Carew beach.
It is all part of the UK-wide M&S Big Beach Clean-up which comes to Crimdon from 2.45pm on Monday, April 22, and to Seaton Carew on Sunday, April 28, from 10.30am.
Everyone who registers to take part in advance will be rewarded with an M&S gift voucher to put towards their next food shop.
The clean up is being run with the support of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and the Canal & River Trust (CRT).
Litter such as fishing nets, ropes and plastic harm marine life and organisers hope the national initiative will see 8,000 people help to collect 15 tonnes of litter nationwide.
Sacha Berendji, director of retail at Marks & Spencer, said: “It’s a great fun, outdoor activity that is rewarding in more ways than one. Beach cleaners are helping the environment and their community and those that register in advance get a £5 money-off voucher.”
Volunteers can register online at www.mcsuk.org/foreverfish/