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The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Marks & Spencer (M&S) are organising a beach clean at Portstewart Strand and need plenty of local help to make sure the shoreline gets a tidy up ready for summer.

The event is part of the nationwide Big Beach Clean-up which is now in it’s second year and will see thousands of volunteers clean up almost 120 beaches around the UK coast as part of the M&S Forever Fish campaign.

The clean up at Portstewart Strand beach will be held on Tuesday 23rd April and will only take a few hours.

Beach litter trends around the UK have been rising over the last 20 years and MCS works to highlight the dangers of rubbish both on the shore and in the sea.

You can register at www.mcsuk.org/foreverfish and as an incentive volunteers who sign up in advance will receive on the day of the clean-up a £5 off a £30 spend on food and drink at M&S voucher (terms and conditions apply).