More than 100 people take part in Gorleston beach clean

Michael McClusky, Nick Blease and Daniel Molloy with the rubbish the collected including a champagne

Michael McClusky, Nick Blease and Daniel Molloy with the rubbish the collected including a champagne bottle.Picture supplied by Melanie Ruse - Credit: Archant

More than a hundred volunteers have helped to rid Gorleston beach of rubbish and plastic waste.

Adrian Barby and Ashleigh Barby teamed up for the litter pick.Picture supplied by Melanie Ruse

Adrian Barby and Ashleigh Barby teamed up for the litter pick.Picture supplied by Melanie Ruse - Credit: Archant

The Gorleston Community Beach Clean saw 115 volunteers pick up rubbish from the scenic beach on Sunday.

The environmentally friendly event saw 25 youngsters under the age of 12 take part.

Aaron Snelling with his haul of collected rubbish.Picture supplied by Melanie Ruse

Aaron Snelling with his haul of collected rubbish.Picture supplied by Melanie Ruse - Credit: Archant

It took place on World Earth Day and also featured a special Pokemon Go Live element for young people to enjoy hunting strange looking characters on their mobile devices.

A spokesman for the clean-up said: “What a massive response to the Gorleston Community Beach Clean. We had around 115 volunteers with around 25 of those under 12 which was fantastic.

“We had stewards from Harbour Radio, MESH and Surfers Against Sewage with Kym from Central England Co op handing out goody bags, recyclable of course. Pokemon Go gamers added to the mix as part of an event for World Earth Day.”