Irish Gap Year Volunteering in Murvagh
Back in February our Gappers teamed up with our local youth group Foróige to do some volunteering and clean up Murvagh Beach. With assistance from Donegal County Council, who supplied the bags, high-vis jackets, gloves and pickers, our Gappers and Foróige spent the day cleaning up. A full day of volunteering saw them remove 25 large bags of rubbish from the beach and woodlands! Keeping our beaches and coastal areas clean is important to ensure that everyone can enjoy these beautiful spots, but more importantly is vital to keep our wildlife safe from rubbish and pollution. So many areas are affected by the actions of a few and by keeping beaches clean it reduces the chances of further dumping in these beautiful areas. It was so good to see our Gap Year students and Foróige volunteering and having a positive impact on the community , so much so they made the newspapers. A big thank you to the Donegal Post Newspaper for publishing the story about their great volunteering achievement.
Extreme Clean Day – 10th June
If you would like to do some volunteering and organise a beach clean up? Clean Coasts are encouraging everyone to get volunteering and take part in ‘Extreme Clean Day’ on Saturday 10th June.
To take part all you have to do is organise an outing somewhere along the Irish coastline, register it with Clean Coasts and clean as you go! You can register your volunteering group for ‘Extreme Clean Day’ here and in return they will send you out a clean-up kit with gloves, bags, data collection cards, posters and high-vis vests.
There are 2 GoPro cameras up for grabs for best photo and video taken on the day. Post your images onto the Clean Coast Facebook page by 12 midnight on the 10th June and the winner will be announced the following day!
Please act responsibly and do not take unnecessary risks during this event. Images found to display hazardous behaviour will not be published or entered into the competition.
To find out more www.cleancoasts.org