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2017 – Good Friday – Beach Clean for Lent


FOR LENT this year the Sunday school at Dunoon’s Holy Trinity church decided that instead of giving up something we wanted we would do something positive to benefit our community.

So this year on Good Friday the Sunday school and their families gathered at the West Bay in Dunoon to perform a beach clean along the front.

We worked our way along the beach from the swing park to the Yachtsman café and back, picking up all the litter we could find, doing our best to make the area as nice as possible for all the dog walkers and kids who use the beach on a regular basis over the summer.

This resulted in four large bin bags of litter being filled up, containing everything from cotton bud sticks (of which there were hundreds); cans; bottles of Irn Bru; plastic in all shapes and sizes to metal pipes and roofing lead which were taken to the recycling centre. Our favourite find was a dead dog-fish – a small member of the shark family! Our least favourite find was the large amount of dogpoo spoiling our beach.

We would like to thank the Grab Trust who helped by providing us with the litter pickers, gloves and other resources to allow us to safely clean the beach.

Afterwards we all went back up to the church for hot cross buns and some of Grace’s delicious cream egg cakes. We then took part in an Easter egg hunt around the church grounds where a fierce competition to find all of the 200+ Easter eggs took place: Everyone had a really great time and we thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially Molly the collie who loved playing in the water and chasing sticks along the beach.

Peter Swift

Printed 28 April 2017

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