BEACH Buddies achieves another landmark this weekend by hosting two major events at the same time, joining forces with a community group in Jurby and a charity in Douglas.
Once again, volunteers are getting involved in another clean-up around the village of Jurby, in conjunction with the Jurby Community Group. This event happens early summer every year and is followed by a get-together afterwards in the Community Hall, hosted by Lee and Angela Quaggin.
The meeting point is the car park outside the hall at 10.30am. Refreshments are provided afterwards in the Community Hall.
Meanwhile, at the end of Mental Health Week, Beach Buddies is also teaming up with the charity Isle Listen and hosting a second big event on Douglas Beach, meeting at 10.30am opposite the Palace Hotel.
Beach Buddies has been hosting events in connection with mental health and wellbeing for many years, and we are very pleased to be teaming up with Isle Listen this weekend. Cleaning beaches is one of those activities which attracts people of all types and ages from all walks of life and is very easy to join.
You can expect a warm, friendly welcome and meet a wide variety of other volunteers peers of all ages, brought together by a simple activity for an hour or so, where you can make friends and talk to other people in a relaxed atmosphere whilst at the same time helping to protect wildlife and the environment.
If you’ve never been before, you can expect a warm welcome and meet lots of friendly people, many of which were initially rather nervous about joining Beach Buddies, but are now so pleased that they came along in the first place.
Both events conclude at 12 noon.
• Beach Buddies is sponsored by FIM Capital and receives annual funding from DEFA.