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Volunteers join Sea Life to collect 40kg of rubbish from Great Yarmouth beach

PUBLISHED: 12:26 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 10 July 2017

Sea Life Great Yarmouth beach clean by staff and volunteers

Sea Life Great Yarmouth beach clean by staff and volunteers

Sea Life Great Yarmouth

Nearly 40kg of rubbish was collected during a beach clean organised by Sea Life Great Yarmouth.

The shoreline tidy-up started after 5pm on Wednesday, July 5 and GYB Services provided all the equipment, gloves, bin liners and litter grabbers. Debris on the beaches can be a problem as much of it ends up in the sea where it can become a serious hazard for marine life.

Sea Life were joined by 30 volunteers and items collected ranged from plastic and glass bottles to foil wrappers, nappies to clothing.

As a thank you from Sea Life, volunteers were given an entry ticket. Funds were also raised for Sea Life trust with a game of guess the total weight of rubbish collected, with Adam Junker winning a VIP turtle feeding experience.

A Sea Life spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank the volunteers who turned up to help with the beach clean.”

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