On a chilly but sunny December afternoon, a group of us from Aspects headed over to Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth for a beach clean in association with Surfers Against Sewage. We were joined by a few eager members of Towergate Insurance and a couple of students from Falmouth University. A massive 21 volunteers turned up, not forgetting our four-legged helper Nigel.
Armed with gloves and our bags, we scoured the sands of Gylly beach, finding a variety of rubbish amongst the seaweed washed up on the shoreline. We then spilt up and some of us headed to Castle beach and some to Swanpool in the other direction.
Along the way we stumbled across the free beach toy exchange in a telephone box, allowing people to drop off unused toys to be used by people on the beach, it's a great way to recycle old toys!
The beach was surprisingly clean, but we still managed to collect a massive 17.7kg of rubbish! Thank you to CTC Waste for collecting the waste and well done to everyone who took part.
As a reward, we all tucked into a delicious hot chocolate from Gylly beach café.
Find out how you could organise your own Million Mile Clean here.