English Television presenter and former model Melinda Messenger was at Brighton Marina on Saturday with her daughter to assist with a beach clean in association with the Marine Conservation Society UK.
The Marine Conservation Society UK (MCSUK) which organises regular beach cleans, has been has donated £1,000 from Brighton Marina to help raise awareness of the huge amounts of plastic washed up on our shores in the UK.
Melinda Messenger said, “- “I’ve always been environmentally conscious, and even more so since having children. Since the age of 6, my daughter has been voluntarily cleaning beaches and she’s been my main inspiration since.”
Brighton Marina Marketing Manager Sophie Chandler commented, “Beach litter is currently at its highest level since records began and being a coastal destination, it’s important we get involved in clearing our local beaches. We’re very pleased to have Melinda Messenger on-board as our Ambassador with her team, aiding the clean plus trying to raise awareness that everybody can become a litter hero! #litterhero
Local Brighton resident Agnes Skipper is the MCSUK volunteer who organised this Saturday’s beach clean said, This year, myself, my eldest daughter Mia and her friend have been organising 4 beach cleans at Brighton Marina. It has been fun to meet so many volunteers wanting to make a difference.”
“The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at, it negatively impacts some of our best-loved marine wildlife. Marine litter can be mistaken for food and is ingested by species including seabirds, turtles and whales and can also injure and entangle animals such as seals and dolphins. Taking part in regular beach cleans with MSCUK is a great way to get involved in protecting our environment.
The Beach Clean took place at the East Side of the Marina below the underpass.