Big Beach Clean-up at Hazelbank

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THE M&S Big Beach Clean-up along the shore at Hazelbank Park has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 12.

The event, previously postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, will get under way at 10.45am.

Marks & Spencer is encouraging customers to sign up to come along to the event and give the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) volunteers a helping hand.

The aim of the first ever M&S Big Beach Clean-up, organised by the MCS and supported by Newtownabbey Borough Council, is to stop common items such as fishing nets, ropes and plastic bottles polluting our beaches and seas.

Customers who register as beach cleaners in advance will receive a money-off voucher for M&S and will get some free M&S snacks on the day of the clean. There will also be an extra incentive to get involved at Hazelbank Beach, with a free M&S barbecue and kids’ games organised by the National Schools Partnership.

Sarah Blackburn, M&S Head of Region said: “It was unfortunate we had to postpone our previous beach clean-up at Hazelbank. We know how much our customers care about where their food comes from, especially fish, so it was important for us to reschedule this worthwhile event. We are encouraging our customers and employees to register to confirm their attendance on June 12 and take direct action to help protect marine life and our coastline.”

Anyone interested in taking part should register their interest online at, including those who registered for the original event.