Take Part in the Southend Beach Clean with British Adventurer Kiko Matthews
Help make a positive impact on the local environment through this beach clean event...
Kiko Matthews, a British adventurer who holds a world record for the fastest female to row the Atlantic, will be visiting Southend and Clacton-on-Sea for a beach clean challenge.
On Saturday 27th July 2019, the visit to Jubilee Beach will see a huge beach clean as part of Kiko's challenge to partcipiate in 79 beach clean ups whilst cycling 7,200km. She started the challenge in Margate on Sunday 5th May and will end in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 28th July.
Locals are invited to join the beach clean in Southend, with all children who attend being awarded with a small gift. The clean-up will begin at approximately 5:30pm and will last for around one hour.
Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “Our beaches are our pride and joy and a real hit for the millions of people that visit our Blue Flag shores each year. However there are a select few who fail to see the damage leaving litter on our beaches is having on the environment.
“Kiko is an inspiration to us all. She has overcome so much and yet never given up, and taking on this latest challenge shows that plenty of work still needs to be done, however actions such as these go a long way to helping to reduce plastic waste in our waters and to highlight the impact beach clean-ups can have.
“I hope that many of you will be able to join us in giving Kiko a warm, Southend-on-Sea welcome on 27 July for this important occasion.”