Store staff to help in beach clean-up

Staff from Marks & Spencer will be doing their bit to help keep a beach litter free.

Employees from the store in the Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth will descend on Newbiggin Bay as part of this year’s ‘Big Beach Clean-up’.

Volunteers will be taking part in the national initiative from 10am on Tuesday, April 29, to help remove litter from the beach.

The Big Beach Clean-up is hosted in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and invites local residents to join in the litter picking activities.

Customers that register for the event in advance at will also receive a money-off M&S voucher on the day of their beach clean.

Sacha Berendji, director of retail at Marks & Spencer, said: “Our Big Beach Clean-up 2013 exceeded all expectations and made a significant impact on local communities.

“This year our beaches and canals, and in turn our marine life, need us and our army of volunteers more than ever before.

“It’s a fun, outdoor activity and I’m confident we can go one step further and surpass last year’s litter haul.”

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