Help needed for clean-up day

CHANTAL Bradshaw and the Kingscliff Beach Babes Community Playgroup are calling for volunteers to help clean up Kingscliff for the 2010 Clean Up Australia Day.

Ms Bradshaw said she had participated in the annual clean-up day as a volunteer since she was eight, while next year would be her fourth in Kingscliff.

“When I moved to Kingscliff, there wasn’t a registered event that year, so I decided to register my own site,” she said.

“I’m hoping people will register before Christmas and then they don’t have to worry about it until the day.

“So many people go away for January, then March comes around really quickly and they forget to register.”

Ms Bradshaw said more volunteers meant more of Kingscliff could be covered on the day.

“This year we had 37 people register with us, but I would love to get 100 for next year,” she said.

“I usually do the registrations but am hoping someone can do that next year, because I want to be able to do the clean-up with my daughters.”

For the 2010 clean-up, Ms Bradshaw said the group would once again be targeting cigarette butts.

“We fill a three-litre glass jar full of cigarette butts every year but could easily fill it again and again,” she said.

“We’re not judging people who smoke, just that they need to put their butts in the right place.”

The Kingscliff clean-up site will cover north of the Cudgen Creek boat ramp, Faulks Park, south towards the surf club and the park near Kingscliff High.

“We also cover the south side of the creek and some other streets, if we have enough volunteers,” Ms Bradshaw said.

Go to http://events.cleanup.org.au/kingscliff to register.



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