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Grammar community clears beaches of 197kgs of rubbish

Date: March 9, 2017    Posted by: Sophie Thompson

A great display of community spirit took place by representatives from the Sunshine Coast Grammar School community, who rolled up their sleeves to assist the ‘Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast’ charity, by cleaning up rubbish from three local coastline beaches.

Even with the weather still so warm for Autumn, this did not deter students, staff, family and friends from cleaning up one-hundred and ninety-seven kilos of rubbish that was collected from across Moffat, Shelly and Dicky Beaches in three hours. The group known as Grammar Helping Hands, prides itself on looking outward to others and serving the Sunshine Coast community in times of need, through regular household and backyard makeovers and assisting a range of local charities in their work.

The Surfrider Foundation Australia was established in 1991, for the purpose of protecting Australia’s coastlines through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education. A number of campaigns are run each year across Australia to help ensure our coastlines are kept as clean as possible.

“This was our first ‘Blitz’ for 2017, with more planned throughout the year. It is important we provide our students with a hands-on approach to giving as part of our program, so they obtain a holistic view to different types of assistance the community needs”, said Mr Ben Princehorn, Coordinator of Community Services at Sunshine Coast Grammar School.

“Everyone worked effortlessly to cover as much of the area as possible. We really enjoy working alongside Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast and supporting their efforts to help keep our coastline clean so that everyone can enjoy. A huge success and plenty of fun was had by all.”

The Grammar Helping Hands ‘Beach Blitz’ took place on Saturday March 4, 2017, between 8-11am.

For more information on the Surfrider Foundation Australia please visit: http://www.surfrider.org.au

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