Over 8,000 of you voted - that's massive. Thank you.

Wed, 2020-10-07 15:39

Will it be enough to win? We hear in a few days. 

Your gift can clear up plastics and support our army of beach clean volunteers.

Thank you for this wonderful wave of public support to clean up plastic from beaches. 

 

Amazing to have over 8,000 votes, thank you so much.

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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

Closed Thursday 22 October.

Clear the Bay by Day was the only UK finalist in an international competition to banish plastic from our beautiful coastline.

Over the past 17 years our dedicated volunteers have removed 47 tonnes of rubbish – that's massive. Yet sadly, in the last few months we are drowning in a wave of discarded masks. Wouldn't it be lovely for Morecambe Bay to win this €30,000 to Clear the Bay by Day.

Susannah Bleakley, CEO of Morecambe Bay Partnership says

"Where is your happy place?  

Are any of your happiest memories from Morecambe Bay? How lovely would it be for Morecambe Bay to win this international competition? 

As lockdown eased there was a growing tide of new litter – the disposable mask. Disposable masks are now the most common litter items.

The Bay is cherished by so many for the stunning views from our promenades and headlands, the quiet country lanes and picturesque villages and towns. But plastic and other waste is having a terrible lasting effect – it looks awful, it’s dangerous to wildlife and it never decomposes.  Please, vote now and you will save our beautiful Bay from the blight of plastic and other waste. Thank you for all your votes.”

Voting closed at noon on Thursday 22 October.  We will hear the results in a few days. Adn let you know when we have news to share. 

If you want to volunteer, get in touch now!

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