Be a part of the UK’s biggest beach cleaning event

The beach clean at Porthtowan beach in Cornwall 2015

The beach clean at Porthtowan beach in Cornwall 2015 - Credit: MCS

Get together in September to help clean up our beaches

Beach clean at Watergate Bay, Cornwall in October 2016

Beach clean at Watergate Bay, Cornwall in October 2016 - Credit: MCS

Those who love the East Anglian coastline are being urged to help organise and be a part of a beach clean.

The Great British Beach Clean-up is happening this September and those living by this region's coast can get involved. From Friday, September 15 to Monday, September 18 Britain will be taking part in the clean up alongside more than 100 other countries and regions.

Marine Conservation Society (MCS) beach and river clean project officer, Lizzie Prior said: 'Over the last two decades beach litter has steadily risen. Our volunteers clean and survey the litter on hundreds of beaches every September.'

Last year, volunteers at beaches all over the world covered a distance of 14,990 miles over 364 beaches and collected things ranging from a piano to drones.

The MCS is hoping to get 500 beaches cleaned during the weekend and those involved will receive support from the charity. Contact www.mcsuk.org/greatbritishbeachclean