Thames Foreshore Clean-up
4th June 2016, 10:00 - 14:00
If anyone is free on Saturday 4th June and not planning on racing at Peterborough please can you have a look at the information below and poster attached and either join in or help run something to support the event from BBL and CYG, as this is a great opportunity for us to support our local community and add awareness of our sport.
On the 4th June there will be a river clean up on the foreshore of Small Profits Dock in Barnes from 10.00-12.00pm, followed by a BBQ 12.00-14.00 at the Barnes Sports Club. Active 360 will also be there to provide a taster SUP (Stand up paddleboarding)opportunity from 10am to anyone interested . The Barnes Community Association (BCA) are supporting the event along with Thames 21 from the clean perspective and the aim is to collect plastic bottles for a project with Riz Boardshorts to recycle into fabric and ultimately boardshorts. The Barnes Sports Club will provide facilities (coffee, BBQ, toilets) and open the bar later but will also provide a space for stands to promote the various supporters. The idea is to celebrate the Thames, highlight its importance and the issues of littering. As well as showing what the Thames provides from the recreational perspective.
If you just want to get involved in the foreshore clean up please email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be 4 x 30 min slots for the clean up as there is a maximum of 25 people able to clean on the foreshore at any time. If you just want to come along and socialise then turn up at the sports club from 12 to take a look round the stalls and enjoy the BBQ.Otherwise if you want to try SUP turn up any time after 10.
However, if you can help us promote the club, we would like to have a stall or space at the Sports club with an Ergo so we can talk about rowing and our clubs and do a fun 500m or 1000m challenge. To enable us to get involved in this way, we will need some volunteers to run the stall and chat to people within the local community. We would also need a generous individual to transport an ergo from the club and back to the sports club on Lonesdale road as the Ute will be at Peterborough.
If you are willing and able to help please can you let me know so we can advise the organisers that we would like to get involved. I think this is a great way to help support the condition of the river and ingratiate ourselves with the local community!