Islanders are busy cleaning up in Jersey in the Channel Islands.
On Sunday between 9am and noon mid-day, the islanders were invited to join teams from a number of businesses and organisations to clean the island’s beaches.
Those taking part are being encouraged to help the Shark Trust by collecting any shark, ray or skate egg cases - also known as mermaid’s purses – to help with a national study.
Teams from the Jersey Evening Post (the island’s newspaper), Jersey Gas, Jersey Electricity, the Probation Service and Close Finance will help to clean the beaches. Volunteers from Santander will clean up on Friday.
It’s great to see government organisations and employers getting active and getting involved. To my mind, these are team building days with real meaning and purpose that should give everyone involved the feel-good factor afterwards and leave our beaches feeling a lot cleaner as well.