Volunteer event in Port Erin

BEACH Buddies will return to the south of the Island this weekend with the first visit for some time to the beaches of Port Erin. The meeting point is outside the ice cream parlour on Port Erin promenade. We plan to cover as much of the area as possible, including Port Erin bay itself, surrounding…

Visit to Pooill Vaaish

THE venue for this Sunday’s beach cleaning session with Beach Buddies is Pooill Vaaish, meeting at 10.30am on January 15th. The session lasts a maximum of 90 minutes . . . please park politely as this is a working farm. Our thanks to the Gawne family for their continued support for Beach Buddies in this…

New Year – new venue

IT’S A NEW YEAR and it’s an (almost) new venue for a weekend volunteer team event for Beach Buddies. For only the second time in the charity’s 17 year history, a weekend beach cleaning event will begin from Port Soderick, starting at 10.30am on Sunday January 8th with the option for volunteers to clean not…

Another New Year Dip record!

ANOTHER record number of people took part in the Douglas New Year Dip with more than 300 braving the conditions to raise money for the charities Breast Cancer Now and Beach Buddies. It’s the third year in succession the record has been broken for the Douglas event, which included the Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer…

Event postponed

DUE TO unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to host any events this weekend for Beach Buddies or River Buddies. Apologies for the very late notice, but this has proved unavoidable. We will be back in action again next weekend with events on both Saturday and Sunday, December 17th and 18th.

First event for new clean-up group

  THE first public volunteer event for the new clean-up group River Buddies will take place this Saturday morning (Dec 10th) on the banks of the Douglas River near the Nunnery.   Access to the river itself is not advised this time of year during the migratory fish spawning months, so there will be a…

This weekend’s event

FOR THE first time in many months Beach Buddies will hold a volunteer event at the Point of Ayre – on Sunday morning, December 4th, from 10.30am. The meeting point is the car park to the right of the lighthouse, not far from the little “Winkie” lighthouse. The Beach Buddies big red trucks will be…

Volunteer event in Peel

BEACH Buddies will travel to Peel this weekend with a volunteer event – open to everyone – meeting at the swing bridge at 10.30am on Sunday morning, November 27th. We had 54 volunteers last week at Hango Hill, collecting a massive amount of beach rubbish, and a significant amount of commercial fishing gear such as…

Mike’s the Man!

OUR good friend Mike Fitzpatrick has continued his long-standing beach cleaning efforts in the north of the Island and provided photographs of the wide range of items he has found during his exploits whilst running along the beaches. Not everything in the photograph was picked on the same day. Mike is a keen runner and…