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Our policy on Beach Buddies bins

Following an unfortunate incident this weekend, it’s been suggested that a Beach Buddies “volunteer” took a big pile of books out of the Beach Buddies bin in Ramsey and chucked them in the road. To give our official view: we don’t really care what goes into the bins (to a point), and we would encourage…

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NOMINATED FOR I.O.D. AWARD

BEACH Buddies has been nominated for an award from the Institute of Directors North West. The award is for Director of the Year Third Sector. Entries will close in January when the short-lIsted entrants will be informed before the awards are presented in early 2020. •  Beach Buddies is sponsored by FIM Capital. www.fimcapital.co.im

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BEACH BUDDIES GOES INTERNATIONAL

A PROPOSAL made by Beach Buddies at the EuroMAB biennial conference in Dublin earlier this year has been adopted by UNESCO and will be rolled out in 120 countries which host a total of 669 Biosphere Reserves. UNESCO has approved the proposal, backed by the Isle of Man Government, which urges all biosphere reserves around…

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Something special for Christmas

BEACH Buddies makes various unique items from sea glass to raise funds for our charity. Examples will be on display at our beach cleaning events between now and Christmas. We make domes, trees, small decorations and hanging mobiles – and one-off designs to order (if not too difficult!). We’ve also still got some Beach Buddies…

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS WITH A DIFFERENCE

TO HELP us raise much-needed funds, we sell various items every Christmas, and they are a little bit special. For several years we have sold driftwood Christmas trees, made in various sizes and for sale at between £10 and £50, and we can even make much bigger ones to order. This year we will also…

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BEACH BUDDIES REACHES LANDMARK 15,000 VOLUNTEERS

BEACH Buddies can officially announce that the landmark figure of 15,000 volunteers has been achieved in recent weeks. This means 15,000 different individual volunteers have now been involved in beach and community clean-up sessions with Beach Buddies since volunteer team events started in 2012-13. We started with two volunteers and five dogs in 2006 !…

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ROGER WAS A FRIEND OF BEACH BUDDIES

BEACH Buddies was sorry to hear of the passing of Roger Watterson, former MHK and best known as a political commentator and host on Manx Radio. Roger had some very kind words for us, and he featured Beach Buddies a number of times on his “Sunday Opinion” programme. He also mentioned us many times when…

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CHAMBER INVITES BEACH BUDDIES

BEACH Buddies is honoured to be invited to take part in the ever popular Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce members Christmas lunch in December.   Guest speaker this year is Bill Dale, founder of Beach Buddies Isle of Man.   He will talk to members about the on-going projects Beach Buddies is undertaking, the…

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