Hannah Beaumont and one her previous hauls. Credit: Supplied

Litter-picker set for 24-hour rubbish blitz of Bay

Nikki Belso

Brixham’s Hannah Beaumont is litter-picking for 24 hours to raise money for charity -and to highlight the amount of rubbish around Torbay.

Hannah, 25, who spends up to eight hours every week litter picking on Brixham’s beaches, will start her latest challenge at 10 tomorrow (Friday, August 5).

She said: “I am litter-picking and beach cleaning for a whole 24 hours to raise money for Sue Ryder, and to also highlight the amount of rubbish around right now.

“I run under the name ‘Me & The Plastic Sea’ and have previously been in the news for picking up more than 100 dog poo bags, multiple times.

“I have a route planned out and will be updating people with my progress on my social media channels.

“I hope to reach my target of £2000, as this is what is needed for me to be able run the London Marathon on behalf of Sue Ryder this October.

“There will be celebrations ending the challenge at Fishcombe Cove Cafe in Brixham at around 10am on the Saturday (August 6).

“I’ve tried to cover as much as Torbay as possible and hope many people will be able to join me! I will try and keep my page updated to exact locations, but please bare with me if I’m running a little late!

“I will have a support vehicle with me, with some spare pickers and gloves etc. however I can’t guarantee I will always be near the van, or whether there will be enough equipment at times so please try bring your own!

“Not only am I hoping to increase awareness of this rubbish situation we find ourselves in, but also aim to raise as much money as possible for Sue Ryder, an amazing charity who provide a range of support in their hospices and care centres.

“I was given the honour of running the London Marathon on behalf of the charity later this year and really want to boost their funds as much as I can as they have helped my family so much.

“If any local businesses nearby would like to support me, I am still looking for places who’d be able to offer me a place to rest for five minutes and maybe even a cold drink or cup of coffee!

“Please help spread the word far and if you can, donate to my just giving page below or chuck something in my money bucket on the day!

“And if you’d like to help me celebrate, join me from 10am at Fishcombe Cove on the Saturday for food and good views!”

To support Hannah, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hanrunslondon22