Santander International staff undertake beach clean in the Isle of Man
Santander International staff take part in Manx beach clean in conjunction with local charity Beach Buddies.
Santander International staff from our Isle of Man branch regularly support local charity Beach Buddies to help keep the Island’s beaches clean. Beach Buddies was formed over a decade ago and has won awards and plaudits both locally and further afield.
Founder of the charity, Bill Dale organises regular beach cleans throughout the year “Thanks to volunteers like Santander International I believe we have some of the tidiest beaches in Europe.”
James O’Neil Relationship Manager from Santander International took part in the latest beach clean and said: “This is the third time that I’ve taken my son along to help, he’s now 5 year’s old and he really enjoys it. As a family we now take extra bags whenever we visit the beach so we can collect the rubbish we find as I think it’s important to educate children from a young age about protecting our environment. It’s unbelievable what washes up on the shoreline of our beaches so I’m glad we can do our bit to help.”
After the beach clean, Bill invited the Santander International volunteers into the Beach Buddies' cottage on the beach at Niarbyl, where they all enjoyed some warming homemade soup and crusty bread made by the volunteers.
You can see a bit more of the beach clean in a short video we’ve made.