Limavady scouts volunteer for Magilligan Point clean-up

25th Derry Scouts Group (Limavady) before the big clean.
25th Derry Scouts Group (Limavady) before the big clean.

An outdoor floodlight was among the items of rubbish found at Maglligan Point during a recent clean up by Limavady scouts.

The volunteer effort was part of “Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Clean Coast Week’ in association with Coca-Cola HBC NI.

25th Derry Scouts Group (Limavady) carried out the clean up along Magilligan Point Beach.

25th Derry Scouts Group (Limavady) carried out the clean up along Magilligan Point Beach.

The ambitious group from 25th Derry Scouts Group (Limavady) included 27 volunteers collected a range of items including plastic bottles, sweetie wrappers, rope and even an outdoor flood light.

The group also collected quite a number of pieces of broken glass from the sandy beach; this is highly dangerous for beach users and animals alike as the sharp glass becomes hidden under the sand but can still be damaging underfoot.

Nicola Murray from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful said: “Thank you to all of the volunteers who got involved and collected over 20 bags of litter from Magilligan Point on a windy Tuesday evening. It truly shows the PRIDE that local people have in the beaches and areas that they love. We hope that through the positive action of the Coast Care Campaign we can continue to work together to rid our coast of litter.”

If you would like to make a difference in your area whether it be a coastal or an inland waterway then you can get involved by getting in touch with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful by visiting www.liveherelovehere.org or emailing nicola.murray@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org