St Petrocs and Beach Guardian collaborated to hold a beach clean event that not only contributed to environmental preservation but also highlighted the positive social benefits of such initiatives.

The event took place on a sunny September day at Treyarnon Bay. It proved to be a resounding success with over eighty people joining forces to make a lasting impact on the local Cornish coastline.

The day brought together staff, clients, and supporters of St Petrocs along with supporters and volunteers of Beach Guardian, creating a diverse and inclusive community ready for a day of positive impact and community engagement. The day not only showcased the dedication to helping people in need and protecting the environment but also highlighted the power of collective action when tackling pressing social and environmental issues.

The day created an opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful activities that directly contribute to the well-being of our planet and the people on it. Research has shown that spending time in nature and participating in environmental initiatives can have significant mental health benefits, including reduced stress, improved mood, and increased feelings of connectedness.

Beach Guardian, renowned for their unwavering commitment to safeguarding marine ecosystems, played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the cleanup. Their expertise and dedication to preserving our beaches perfectly complemented St Petrocs' mission to foster a more compassionate and resilient community.

The positive social benefits of the beach clean event were evident throughout the day. Participants worked together, forming new friendships, and strengthening existing bonds. The shared experience of making a tangible difference in their local community created a sense of purpose and empowerment among all involved.

There was positive feedback from the day, Ben Hawke from St Petrocs said, ‘It was an amazing collaborative day, enjoyed by all that attended and supported brilliantly by everyone at St Petrocs, Beach Guardian, volunteers, business supporters and the local community.’

Amanda from St Petrocs, one of the event organisers said, ‘We were thrilled to be joined by so many people on the day including, staff, clients, volunteers, business supporters, local community and even holiday makers.’ 

St Petrocs and Beach Guardian are committed to continuing their collaboration and we hope to organise similar events in the future.

Learn more about Beach Guardian  here