On the 21st September we collaborated with 30 children from Marsh Memorial Home and the Ukhozi Girls club for a beach clean up in support of International Coastal Clean Up Day! This is a day where volunteers all over the world come together to share the common goal of cleaning up our coastal waters and taking care of our beaches.
We had such a wonderful morning! It didn’t go exactly as planned, as it was pouring with rain in Cape Town at 10am! We did however walk to the Mojo Market in Sea Point for shelter, hot chocolate and snacks as we waited for the rain to pass. There was a LEKKA vibe there, as a lot of Capetonians were setting up to watch the Rugby World Cup. The rain cleared around 11am and we headed down to the beach. There was a lot of plastic on the beach, mainly cigarette butts, straws and sweetie wrappers. The kids collected 10 big bags of litter. We were all shocked by how much plastic was on our beautiful shores. Nicolene and Lucrectia whom with we sponsored to go on the Marine Biology Course at the Two Oceans Aquarium earlier this year, attended the clean up and were spreading the love about why we must not litter and how bad plastic is for the sea animals. We were very proud of all their efforts and enthusiasm.