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New Beach Buddies group set up in Hong Kong

Long Mei beach, Tai Po

Manx charity branch established 6,000 miles away

A Manx beach cleaning charity has gone international with the establishment of a branch 6,000 miles away.

Beach Buddies now has a group in Hong Kong set up by Manxman Nick Thompson.

It's seeking to emulate the charity's success by tidying the shore across Hong Kong's extensive coastline.

The first beach clean will take place tomorrow (Feb 12) at Long Mei beach, Tai Po, to coincide with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

It's a welcome expansion for Beach Buddies founder Bill Dale:

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