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Easy-going approach sees Buddies soar

7,000 have lent a hand so far

Beach Buddies are at a new venue this morning.

Volunteers will meet by the Old Grammar School in Castletown for a 10.30am start.

As always, all are welcome.

The group has cleaned the beach in the area previously - but always from the Scarlett end of the bay.

Organiser Bill Dale says there's a large amount of plastic waste in the area which needs clearing.

Bill was named Volunteer of the Year at this week's Excellence awards, after around 7,000 joined his army of beach cleaners.

He reckons the secret of success is making it easy for people to take part: