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Beach Buddies in Ballaugh

BEACH Buddies will make its first visit of the year to Ballaugh beach this weekend with a volunteer event on Sunday morning, January 23rd, from 10.30am to 12noon. Last week we had the pleasure of meeting 11 new volunteers to join in our session which was once again attended by the Lieutenant Governor Sir John…

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A special New Year’s Day Dip in Douglas

The New Year’s Day Dip in Douglas once again turned out to be a fantastic success for the charities Breast Cancer Now and Beach Buddies – not least for the enthusiastic involvement of the new Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer and Lady Philippa Lorimer. It looks like more than 300 took part for yet another…

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First event of 2022

THE first volunteer event of 2022 for Beach Buddies takes place this weekend on Sunday (January 9th) at The Lhen on the northwest coast from 10.30am. It’s a great opportunity to blow off the cobwebs and start the new year in a positive way! This is a beautiful stretch of the Manx coastline where large…

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New Year’s Day Dip has special guests

Beach Buddies is encouraging volunteers to brave the weather and take part in a “beach clean with a difference” on New Year’s Day for the annual dip which this year will feature the Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer and his wife Lady Philippa, who will both be joining in the dip itself. Beach Buddies will…

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New links with Scottish highlands and islands

BEACH Buddies has expanded its network around Britain by setting up connections in the Scottish highlands and islands, with a number of new groups established in the first week of its two-week visit to the north. The charity has created links with schools and environment groups in the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Skye and…

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Final event before Christmas

WE ARE cleaning up around Port St Mary for this weekend’s volunteer event for Beach Buddies, meeting on the road above Chapel Bay at 10.30am on Sunday, December 12th.   The Beach Buddies big red truck will be there to distribute equipment and remove the rubbish collected afterwards, recycling as much of the materials as…

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Volunteer event in Peel

PEEL is the destination for this weekend’s beach (and town) cleaning session for Beach Buddies, meeting on Sunday morning, December 5th, at 10.30am at the western end of the promenade, at the swing bridge. Volunteers will have the choice to clean up various areas such as the promenade, the harbour, Peel Hill, the Castle, the…

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Volunteers needed for Douglas

THE weather looks pretty awful as we approach the weekend, but we are keen to get out and about again, so we are hoping the storms will have abated by Sunday morning (November 28th) to enable us to get together from 10.30am. The venue this week is Douglas beach, which is something of a novelty…

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BEACH BUDDIES BACK IN ACTION

After a long break, Beach Buddies is back in action this weekend with an event at Blue Point on Sunday, November 21st from 10.30am. The forecast is for much colder weather than recently, and the possibility of showers, but we are going ahead to blow away some cobwebs! The event finishes at 12 noon. All…

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