A team of staff from Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park were joined by members of the community to collect litter as part of the Great British Beach Clean.

Three employees from Weymouth SEA LIFE were assisted by 16 kind-hearted children and adults who volunteered to pick up plastic packaging and waste items dropped on the stretch of beach between Greenhill Beach and Bowleaze Cove on Sunday, September 16.

In total, more than 20kg of rubbish was collected from the sand and shingle by the litter-pickers during the event which was held as part of the Great British Beach Clean, which is the largest beach clean and survey in the UK, organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Sarah Lambert, Marketing Manager of Weymouth SEA LIFE, said: “We were so pleased to see lots of people showing their support and volunteering to help pick up litter at the Great British Beach Clean. It was a great way to bring the community together for the benefit of the environment, which we are passionate about at Weymouth SEA LIFE.

“We are keen to do as much as we can to look after the creatures that live above and below the surface of the sea and we were glad to do our bit to ensure less rubbish pollutes the sea.”

Sarah went on to say that three people joined partway through the beach clean to offer some extra pairs of hands.

Daisy Baggs, one of the volunteers who took park, said: “I litter pick around the villages near my home and I get frustrated when other people don’t seem to care. When we realised that everyone was taking part in a beach clean, we asked if we could join in.”

Weymouth SEA LIFE is the home to more than 1,000 creatures in 13 different zones containing Europe’s only colony of fairy penguins, which are the world’s smallest penguin. Visitors also have the opportunity to meet sharks, turtles and stingrays. Guests are invited to learn all about the creatures which live in and around the sea and how we can work together to protect them from harm.

Caribbean Cove is Dorset’s greatest outdoor adventure playground, which offers hours of entertainment along with the park’s Splash Zone. Daily talks and feeding demonstrations are also held at the park to further educate guests about the different species which live at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park.

Please visit www.visitsealife.com/weymouth for more information.