Marks and Spencer need your help with their Big Beach Clean- Up in Swansea tomorrow, Can you help? Plus win a £50 M&S Giftcard

Tomorrow Marks and Spencer will be at Blackpill Beach in Swansea for their 4th annual Big Beach Clean up.  They are calling for volunteers to go along and help pick up unwanted rubbish on the beach. 

From 10am tomorrow (Wednesday 13th May 2015) Marks and Spencer will be hosting the event in partnership with Marine Conservation Society and they would love to see as many local residents, businesses, groups and students join them as possible, to help clean up the beach. 

For those who don’t know what the M&S Big Beach Clean-up is, here is some more information:

Adrian Lister, Store Manager at M&S Swansea said: “A fantastic effort was made last year with around 250km of coastline and canals cleared which resulted in 4,000 bin bags full of litter collected across the country!  “This year we’re calling upon as many local people as possible to take part in their local Big Beach Clean Up event. It’s a great initiative that brings communities together to do something worthwhile but it’s always great fun too!”  

 M&S & MCS Sand Big Beach Clean Up 4 - 7-13 May 2015The 4th annual Big Beach Clean Up will see events take place at 135 beaches and canals up and down the country between the 7th and 13th May. It is expected that over 8,000 people (3,000 M&S employees and 5,000 M&S customers) will take part and customers can find their nearest beach clean and sign-up at

Most of the litter collected will be common waste items such as wrappers, drink bottles and lids as well as fishing lines. It is also likely to include wet wipes, with last week’s MCS survey reporting a 50% rise in the number found on beaches in 2014 compared to the previous year. Last year 10,950 cotton buds, 21,900 wrappers, 55,600 plastic pieces were collected. Cleaners also found an array of unusual items including false teeth, a hammer, a plastic leg, two motorbikes, a Smurf, a breast implant and an Action Man.

Sacha Berendji, Director of Retail at Marks & Spencer, said: “The Big Beach Clean Up is a great way to support the community and help safeguard the future of UK fish stocks. Clean waterways and beaches mean clean seas and our store colleagues up and down the country will be making preparations to clean their local beach or canal. We want as many customers as possible to be alongside them in May, it’s a simple, fun way to volunteer and make a difference.”

Samantha Fanshawe, MCS Chief Executive, said: “The Big Beach Clean-up has grown year on year, involving thousands of amazing volunteers ready to don gloves and bags and pick up the rubbish left behind by others, washed down from rivers or discarded from fishing boats and ships.  Beach litter levels around the UK are sadly increasing – by over 6% according to our most recent UK survey.  This fantastic partnership between M&S, charities and communities raises awareness of the issue and the need for nation-wide action across government, industry and voluntary sectors to stop litter at source.”

Richard Parry, Chief Executive at the Canal & River Trust, said: “Canals are havens in our towns and cities.  They are home to many endangered and much-loved wildlife as well as places for people to get away from it all.  Local communities already do so much to help us look after the waterways, and it’s particularly good to have the support of M&S to keep them special places.”

The M&S Big Beach Clean-up is part of M&S’ Forever Fish campaign which is funded by the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in M&S foodhalls. Since its introduction in 2008, the charge has reduced carrier bag use by 75 per cent and raised over £8 million for good causes.  

Since the M&S Big Beach Clean-up began in May 2012 over 20,000 people have taken part and 62.5 tonnes of litter – the weight of Challenger 2 tank – has been cleared from our canals and beaches.

If you would like to find out more you can do so by visiting You can also follow the event on twitter @marksandspencer or search #beachclean or fin out more on facebook

So if you have some time to spare tomorrow, even just half an hour your help would be very much appreciated and you could help make a big difference to a local beach.  The event starts at 10am at Blackpill Beach, Swansea.

M&S & MCS Sand Big Beach Clean Up 1 - 7-13 May 2015

Marks and Spencer have also very kindly given me a £50 Marks and Spencer Giftcard to giveaway to one lucky person.   To be in with a chance of winning the giftcard simply complete the rafflecopter form below. 


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Disclaimer:  This post and giveaway are brought to you in partnership with Marks and Spencer

265 thoughts on “Marks and Spencer need your help with their Big Beach Clean- Up in Swansea tomorrow, Can you help? Plus win a £50 M&S Giftcard

  1. Tracey Peach says:

    I would buy a pair of light weight summer trousers xxx

  2. felicity williams says:

    I would spend the gift on my children 😀

  3. Tracy Nixon says:

    I would buy a new picnic rug and picnic basket! Thank you!

  4. Mary Heald says:

    I would buy new towels

  5. Nicki Evans says:

    Some much needed maternity clothes.

  6. iain maciver says:

    I would buy new towels

  7. kim neville says:

    I would put it towards some new bedding

  8. clair downham says:

    some new clothes for my children

  9. clair downham says:

    following as clair downham

  10. Romana Richards says:

    I would buy a beach bag, sunnies, a hat and ballerina flats.

  11. Kerry Locke says:

    Some Beach Towels or a nice picnic rug would do nicely

  12. katie skeoch says:

    A bikini for summer!

  13. Jayne T says:

    Some new school uniforms for my children.

  14. winnie says:

    some clothes for my dad and some percy pigs for myself! 🙂

  15. Emma says:

    I’ve just been offered a graduate job so I’m moving out for the first time! Only problem is I have no things.. this would come very much in handy.

  16. laura banks says:

    we could do with some new bedding

  17. brian wells says:

    I would buy some food, I’m starving.

  18. Diane Anderson says:

    I’d buy me and hubby some holiday clothes

  19. Martina Pichova says:

    new clothes for myself (the kids are already sorted for summer…)

  20. Kim Carberry says:

    I would spend it on my girls….They are needing some summer clothes x

  21. I would get some new summer clothes

  22. Sophie Lester says:

    I would buy a new swimming costume

  23. William Gould says:

    Wife buys all here underwear, and a lot of her clothing from M&S!

  24. Niki Wardle says:

    I’d spend it on a range of M&S gorgeous food and have a feast with the family

  25. pete c says:

    a couple of nice summer shirts

  26. Emma Nixon says:

    I would buy something new to wear on holiday..

  27. Susan B says:

    Some bright soft furnishings.

  28. Suzanne Drummond says:

    new sandals and a hat to keep the sun out of my eyes

  29. Paula Readings says:

    Some holiday bits.

  30. I would spend the money on my lovely partner rob…..He is so good to me and never spends a penny on himself…If there was any money left I would buy myself some marks and Spencers chocolates!

  31. Laura Pritchard says:

    Some post-pregnancy clothes for me!

  32. Laura Pritchard says:

    Following on Bloglovin’ as Isis1981uk

  33. Natalie Crossan says:

    I’d buy a nice summer dress 🙂
    My bloglovin name is Natalie Crossan 🙂 xxx

  34. Simon C says:

    I’d buy some treats for my other half. 🙂

  35. I’d buy some fab new kitchenware!

  36. claire griffiths says:

    some new clothes for the kids

  37. claire griffiths says:

    my bloglovin name is Claire GriffithssoontobeAldridge

  38. kayleigh manning says:

    some beach clothes for my son 🙂

  39. Ruth Harwood says:

    I’d spend the money on a new dress 🙂

  40. Kara says:

    Swimming costume for my holiday

  41. Dawn Henson says:

    I would spend it on New Bedding. Really need some

  42. Lindsey Stuart says:

    I would love to buy something nice for my newly decorated home 🙂

  43. Mary Chez says:

    I would buy some new bedding

  44. Leanne Bell says:

    I would buy my daughter new school uniform for september x

  45. Kayleigh White says:

    Id buy a new dress for my 7 stone lighter body

  46. lyn says:

    I’d buy some accessories and a beach bag for my holiday

  47. Angela Kelly says:

    I’d buy some new lingerie

  48. Sarah L M says:

    Some items for my bedroom 🙂

  49. Jo Hutchinson says:

    Some new summery bedding.

  50. Danielle.a says:

    I would buy my baby girl something nice x

  51. Tamsin Dean says:

    Some bedding for my daughter starting uni

  52. Jade says:

    Some new bedding

  53. Mary Wilson says:

    Unfortunately I am in Scotland at the moment but good luck everyone.

    Love your site, it’s informative, colourfull and most importantly about real people and communities x

  54. laura jayne bates says:

    a nice dress for my daughter

  55. Nat thomason says:

    Some yummy food and drink x

  56. claire woods says:

    I’d buy some new summer clothes for my son, as he needs them.

  57. melanie stirling says:

    I’d buy some underwear.

  58. tracy steer says:

    some food for the week would be great

  59. Stephanie Boulton says:

    I would buy some summer clothes

  60. Karin Mortensen says:

    I would buy this gorgeous lamp I’ve got my eye on 🙂

  61. Sarah Maxfield says:

    Some nice home furnishings!

  62. Penny H says:

    I would chose some lovely home accessories 🙂

  63. Paul Wilson says:

    I’d give the giftcard to my Mum.

  64. Elizabeth Doody says:

    With Father’s Day approaching i would treat my Dad to something nice x

  65. Leanne moore says:

    Some clothes for my four boys

  66. Emily Hallett says:

    I’d probably be sensible and get some food shopping with it.

  67. Jodie says:

    I’d save it until Christmas.

  68. Gillian Holmes says:

    Well you can’t beat M&S pants so maybe I’d treat myself to some new draws.

  69. John Tingay says:

    A few treats from the food hall would be very welcome.

  70. We could really use a new duvet.

  71. Zenath says:

    Shoes and handbags !!

  72. Helen Swales says:

    Some new lingerie; you can’t beat M&S knickers.

  73. Declan Fogiel says:

    Shopping, Basically just percy pigs!

  74. Zoe G says:

    I would put it towards a food shop, love M&S Food

  75. Paul T says:

    Some new underwear and their lovely biscuits.

  76. Padidi says:

    I would spend it on some decadent food for my partner

  77. PAULINE Hill says:

    new school uniforms

  78. Alana Walker says:

    i would save it for some lovely new Christmas decorations.x

  79. Ann says:

    a new outfit to take on holiday

  80. Stacey Carnell says:

    Party food for mine and my husbands 1st wedding anniversary <3

  81. Lori Mckillop says:

    I would buy some new clothes for my son

  82. Andrew Petrie says:

    A few decent bottles of wine and some cheese to enjoy with it.

  83. Louise Birnie says:

    I would buy underwear

  84. Susan Crosswaite says:

    Some nice summer sandals

  85. Jo Jones says:

    I would buy M&S fabulous underwear

  86. Louise A says:

    Love to get some new bedding

  87. Arabella Bazley says:

    They have the cutest little knitted toys for children so that would be priority number one.

  88. EMMA WALTERS says:

    some gorgeous baby clothes for baby due in oct 🙂

  89. Victoria Wale says:

    I would buy more baby clothes for my baby!

  90. hazel knight says:

    I would spend it on steak cava and profiteroles mmmmm x

  91. debbie smith says:

    hello i would buy some more pressies for my little boys upcoming bday maybe a little outfit xxx fab giveaway x

  92. Danielle Rawlings says:

    Some bedding and some food

  93. Mark Palmer says:

    I would buy some new shirts

  94. Paul Ratcliffe says:

    something from marcus and spencerus!!!!

  95. Hutch2 says:

    Desperately need new undies!

  96. Anthony Harrington says:

    I would treat my Wife to something lovely and a buy few bags of Percy Pigs for myself!

  97. jen morgan says:

    would buy some new bedding

  98. Allan Smith says:

    I would spend it on my OH :))

  99. Fiona K says:

    A new outfit for Summer

  100. Stacey Tripconey says:

    A summer dress 🙂

  101. Alice S says:

    I’d spend it on my Mum 🙂

  102. Kay Williams says:

    I would put it towards the rising cost of school uniforms for my 3 children ready for September. With one at Secondary education, one just about to start secondary education and my smallest going into year one – it’s going to be very costly!

  103. M Dean says:

    Something for my mum

  104. Holly Gibson says:

    I’d do an extra yummy shop! I love their food

  105. Sarah Fawcett says:

    I’d treat my daughter to some new lingerie for upcoming prom, I’m so proud of her for losing 2.5 stone, she looks amazing in her dress, so some new lingerie would be the icing on the cake and make her feel really special

  106. Alison says:

    Some new lingerie

  107. Kelly Roxanne smith says:

    some cute outfits for my niece 🙂 thanks

  108. BEC F says:

    I’d get some New underwear

  109. Ashleigh Allan says:

    I would use it for my kids school uniform!

  110. Laura Costello says:

    Some delicious food xx

  111. Rosalind Sargent says:

    I would buy some new Bathroom Towels because I need new towels and M&S are the best quality

  112. claire blaney says:

    I would buy some new bedding for my daughters room.

  113. Sarah Griffiths says:

    A new lamp for my lounge

  114. Siobhan Davis says:

    Summer clothes for my baby boy 🙂

  115. Lynsey Magowan says:

    Some yummy food and a bottle of wine! M&S has the best food ever!

  116. Edward Guerreiro says:

    I would get some new jeans.

  117. Val Swift says:

    Some clothes for my children

  118. Julie Davies says:

    I would buy some shorts and sandals for my holidays

  119. Victoria N says:

    Some new cushions for my sofa!

  120. Clare Kendick says:

    Some new cloths for with little girl who is growing at a rate of knots! Especially some baby grows as she’s having to wear vests to bed the last couple of days because her feet are too big for her current ones!!

  121. Nikki Phipps says:

    I would love to treat myself to some new summer clothes <3 xxx

  122. Jay Scales says:

    New sandals! Mine are dropping to bits!

  123. Chrissie Curtis says:

    We have Just moved into our first house – I would buy some bits for the bathroom.

  124. Jaelin Farrow says:

    I’d probably buy some things for my flat!

  125. Sarah N says:

    I’d treat the family to some lovely food.

  126. Tony Teece says:

    I’d treat my parent’s to something fabulous 🙂

  127. Sara Goodman says:

    I would buy the new clothes I desperately need!!
    Thanks for an amazing giveaway 🙂 xx

  128. Anthony G says:

    Food (I love M&S food!)

  129. Laura Kilby says:

    I’d buy some lovely linen trousers for summer

  130. jennifer thorpe says:

    school uniform bits for my son

  131. jodie yorke says:

    some baby clothes.

  132. Michael Ambler says:

    A pair of new trainers the ones I have leak!!!

  133. Amy Skinner says:

    A lovely summery dress

  134. Susan Ellins says:

    A new swimsuit for myself

  135. Dale Askew says:

    I would buy some new bedding

  136. Emily Hutchinson says:

    My 40th birthday is coming up so I’d buy lots of sandwiches to treat my party guests

  137. Ann Robinson says:

    Food and something to wear

  138. helen tovell says:

    food and cake for my sons birthday in a couple of weeks

  139. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I’d buy a couple of their Sumptuously Soft Plunge T-Shirt Bras! Last time I updated my undies I bought 2 of these and they’re so comfy and unlike any other bra I’ve ever had! I need more so that I can pass on all my uncomfortable ones to the charity shop!

  140. justine meyer says:

    I would save it for christmas and treat the children x

  141. Janet Dring says:

    I would treat my family to a nice meal

  142. Lynn Ward says:

    i would treat my grandaughter to some clothes 🙂 ty x

  143. Leanne V Mckenna says:

    Follow on Bloglovin as Lvm2013mk 🙂

  144. Leanne V Mckenna says:

    I would buy a new cardigan for me, and something nice for a lovely family dinner

  145. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I would get some tasty treats from the food hall

  146. I’d stock up on cake and choice nibbles for my youngest son’s birthday in a couple of months time

  147. I’d stock up on cake and choice nibbles for my youngest son’s birthday in a couple of months time – yummy!

  148. I’d following your fab blog on bloglovin in the name of Mary Campbell 🙂

  149. Trudi Walsh says:

    Some soft furnishings for my living room

  150. Jazz says:

    I’d buy a new coat 🙂

  151. lyn burgess says:

    I would buy some nice baby clothes for my sister’s baby, due next month

  152. Michelle Carlin says:

    I’d spend it on a special welcome home tea for when my boys come home from uni.

  153. Heather T says:

    Some summer tops

  154. suzanne cooke says:

    I would save it for christmas so I can get my Mam some new clothes.

  155. Louise Smith says:

    I would treat myself to some gorgeous Autograph Lingerie

  156. Fiona S says:

    I would buy some new shoes

  157. Nikki Stewart says:

    Desperately need some new work clothes!

  158. Emma Birley says:

    Food! M&S has the best food <3

  159. laura jackson says:

    Food 🙂 M&S food is delicious

  160. Janice says:

    I would buy some new nightwear clothes

  161. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    Tee shirts. Mine are a bit saggy

  162. Liam Bishop says:

    Some new clothes for summer 🙂

  163. Kay Broomfield says:

    I’d spend it on food, it’s fantastic!

  164. Michael Rattray says:

    I would like to buy a nice shirt

  165. Sarah Rees says:

    New school uniform

  166. leanne weir says:

    I would buy new towels

  167. Lois Eaton says:

    I would buy some things for summer.

  168. Karen Barrett says:

    I need some new PJ’s but I would probably treat my Grand-Daughter.

  169. fozia Akhtar says:

    New towels for the house

  170. Emma Gibson says:

    I would buy some undies.

  171. leigh boyle says:

    hospital bag stuff for when i have baby x

  172. jodie crossley says:

    would be selfish and spend it on me as i love m and s!

  173. Sarah Lee says:

    Some cushions for my new house

  174. Keshia Esgate says:

    a new dress from Per Una probably

  175. Kirsten Barthy says:

    I could really do with some new cushions and towels

  176. Michael Beaumont says:

    some clothes for my lovely fiancee

  177. Christine Caple says:

    I would buy some lovely food and drinks

  178. Isabella says:

    I would spend it on some new jeans, their jeans are such a good fit!

  179. Jodie W says:

    i would spend the money on a set of clothes the next size up for my rapidly growing toddler. I love M&S kids clothes.

  180. Laura Linsey says:

    New bedding, as I discovered a hole in mine yesterday!!

  181. Isabelle Smith says:

    summer dress xxxxx

  182. Michael Clarke says:

    It would be spent on food and drink me

  183. Julie Howarth says:

    Some new bedding

  184. Sarah Bates says:

    Some new towels for my new bathroom!

  185. Greig Spencer says:

    id buy chocolates and wine

  186. Teresa Lee says:

    I’d get some summer clothes….Thanks

  187. Ella L says:

    some tee shirts and shorts for Archie.!!! Hope the beach clean up went well!!

  188. Helen says:

    I would buy myself some much needed new clothes!

  189. Melanie Southey-Hill says:

    I’d like to spend it all on their sushi as I love it but more practically I’d probably buy some new underwear 🙂

  190. Laura Baker says:

    A gift hamper for my sister’s birthday

  191. Sarah Buckley says:

    I would buy lots of M&S Ultimate Mash – it’s amazing!!

  192. tracy sinclair says:

    I would buy myself some new summer tops, this is one of my favorite shops so would be great to win x

  193. Joanne Welsh says:

    Some stuff for me and my mum for our NYC trip

  194. clothes for the kids!

  195. Barbara madden says:

    I would save it and be able to get the boys school clothes has soon has they come in ,it would be a great help and to make sure they have there sizes early and stress free return to school in september

  196. aj says:

    something nice for the hols.

  197. Miss Janet Carter says:

    Some fluffy new towels

  198. Kat Glynn says:

    Probably clothes for my son x

  199. Maddy says:

    A new bra & Dine in for £10 deals- love them!

  200. Laura Cooper says:

    Some nice new underwear.

  201. Kerry Bennett says:

    Something for the house

  202. Liz Briggs says:

    I would love a new coat x

  203. Liz Briggs says:

    BlogLovin – Elizabeth Briggs

  204. Diana says:

    I would get something nice for my daughter 🙂

  205. Steve Hearne says:

    I would treat my girlfriend to something nice

  206. Nickie C says:

    Picnic food! Lots and lots of it 🙂

  207. Nickie C says:

    Picnic food! Lots and lots of it! 🙂

  208. Rich Tyler says:

    Something for my little baby boy 🙂

  209. Anthea Holloway says:

    Some new lingerie for myself and my daughter.

  210. Jane Middleton says:

    buy some new clothes

  211. Alison MacDonald says:

    I would love some nice new towels and some of their lovely groceries 🙂

  212. Kristina Trick says:

    I’d use it to make a hamper for my dad of all the luxury foods he likes like smoke salmon, red wine, posh crisps

    1. Kristina Trick says:

      for fathers day 🙂

  213. Craig Sedgwick says:

    I’d buy something for my nieces birthday in June 🙂

  214. Alison says:

    Clothes for my son, he keeps growing

  215. Elizabeth Smith says:

    I’d buy undies that are neither grey nor sagging!

  216. Hannah Igoe says:

    I would love a foodie treat!

  217. Ellie P says:

    I’d spent the giftcard on some new clothes!

  218. sarah says:

    something for me for a change, a bottle of perfume.

  219. Paula Phillips says:

    Some new summer clothes.

  220. Chantal says:

    I’d buy a pretty pair of sandals for my summer hols

  221. Sheri Darby says:

    Some luxury food to treat the whole family

  222. Jeremy Hards says:

    I would buy a new pair of shorts and some white T Shirts as I ruined the ones I bought from M&S recently with Sun Cream and the stains won’t come out

  223. Emma Whittaker says:

    It would be on clothes for my 3 year old daughter 🙂

  224. I would buy myself a new summer wardrobe! Plus maybe a little something for the family 🙂

  225. Nancy Bradford says:

    Some of the lovely M&S meat and have a nice bbq with it.

  226. Sarah Mcknight says:

    Some new bedding

  227. Danielle Graves says:

    They do some lovely boys clothes so I would buy some nice bits for my son for summer

  228. Kelly Hooper says:

    some new towels

  229. Lani Nash says:

    I would spend it on some yummy food

  230. hazel Rea says:

    following as hazel

  231. hazel Rea says:

    I’d spend it on some new casual shoes.

  232. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Some clothes for our holiday

  233. Angie Hoggett says:

    I’d love a denim jacket

  234. ANNE BAXTER says:

    I would get new bed linen.

  235. Jamie Millard says:

    need new bathroom accessories

  236. Claire B says:

    knickers and pjs

  237. Lynne OConnor says:

    Jeans and underwear

  238. Erica Price says:

    I could do with some new undies

  239. Alisa Moore says:

    some new bedding

  240. Victoria Prince says:

    This is a fantastic initiative, what a brilliant idea.

    If I were to win I would spend it on nightwear for my mum, as she loves M&S but doesn’t like to spend money on herself!

  241. Andrew Seaman says:

    Some posh food 🙂

  242. Jenny Jones says:

    T-shirts and shorts for the kids to wear this summer

  243. Janice Mackin says:

    Some summer clothes for my children.

  244. Fran H says:

    Picnic food!! 🙂

  245. Linda Bunning says:

    New summer shoes would be my first choice.

  246. Michelle Banks says:

    something nice for my grandaughter x

  247. I would buy some new summer clothes

  248. Underwear or food

  249. Maxine Owen says:

    I would buy some sensible shoes!

  250. Patricia Avery says:

    Probably some summer tops for the grandchildren 🙂

  251. Theresa Thomas says:

    I would spend the gift on my children

  252. Kelly Ellen Hirst says:

    I’d spend it on some new summer swimwear

  253. amer zaheer says:

    Childrens school uniform

  254. Em S says:

    I’d buy some gorgeous lingerie

  255. Sarah Lewis says:

    A nice maxi dress for the summer

  256. Alexandra McGahey says:

    I’d either spend it on more holiday/Summer clothes for my children or on their school uniforms for September!

  257. Laura Caraher says:

    Swimming costumes for the family

  258. Monika S says:

    new school shoes for my son

  259. Maria Barton says:

    I would love new bed linen

  260. Leanne Lunn says:

    I would buy new shoes for the summer.

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