The weather was sunny but a cold wind was blowing onto the beach for the whole day, fortunately the plucky public didn’t let that deter them and they arrived in droves to show their support, clean the beach and come together for a very fun world record.
The beach cleaning kicked off early with the support of local samba band ‘Samba Doc’ beating out encouraging rhythms across the shore. Keep Wales Tidy were fantastically well organised, everyone seemed to know where they needed to be and what to do.
As the tide retreated, it looked for a while that we were going to get soaked lying on the sand as it remained very wet right up until we were due to perform the record. Fortunately the wind helped to dry it off enough just in time!
Pembrokeshire Photography were on site to photograph the event, Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company were serving delicious food and the National Trust were on site to help with the car parking too. FBM Holidays were there too, who helped steward the event and provide ample PR to help get the message off the event out to the public. Also a special ‘thank you’ to the team at Radio Pembrokeshire who helped spread the word too.
Guinness have yet to confirm the record but the numbers are looking good!
Gillan Williams from FBM Holidays said:
“It was a fantastic event and one we were very proud to be a part of, helping to protect wildlife and seeing the community and local businesses come together for good cause.”
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:
“The support people have shown for our work by coming along and helping us attempt to break a world record is phenomenal. We’re so lucky that here in Wales, we have some of the best beaches in the world and it’s really important that everyone recognises the value and importance of keeping our coastline clean and safe all year round.
I’d like to thank everyone who came along to help us litter pick at Freshwater West as well as helping us attempt to break a world record! Fingers crossed we’ve been successful in attempting a Wales first which will help put the Welsh coast on the world map”