Vodafone Beach Cleanup – Christchurch | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Thu
24
Jan 2019

We provide:

  • Our Love Your Coast Presentation
  • Reusable Gloves
  • Reusable Bags
  • Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Health & safety documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff

 

What to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to [email protected]s.org

What a beautiful Day!

At 10am on Thursday 24th of January volunteers from Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation met at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch, to give this place a little love and have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful urban coastline.

After a Love Your Coast chat by programmes coordinator Ben Knight, some friendly introductions from the Vodafone foundation, a quick health and safety brief and the crew were signed in and raring to go.

We couldn’t have been luckier with the weather with a cool southerly breeze and clear skies, but the previous night’s rain had carried lots of rubbish out the storm drains to the beach, so the team got stuck into it.

After a few hours of litter collection the team came together for some delicious Hell’s Pizza, a team photo and a well earned break in the shade.

In all the team of 50 participants picked up more than 1100 litres of rubbish – an incredible effort!

huge thanks to Vodafone, the Vodafone Foundation, Jason Roberts and his team at Christchurch City Council, and all the volunteers that gave up a few hours to give some love to a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline.