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Looking for a team building opportunity or unique outing for your company? Make your next company away day an outdoor activity that’s brilliant for bonding and even better for the environment.

At the Marine Conservation Society, we can offer you and your team a hands-on opportunity that can make a long-lasting impact for our oceans. Our Team Beach Clean programme offers a fun-filled day whilst doing something worthwhile for the environment.

Marine litter is not only unsightly and dangerous to humans, it also poses a serious threat to any wildlife that gets tangled in or ingests it. By joining a beach clean event and completing a litter survey alongside your work colleagues, you’ll be contributing vital data and taking part in the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK.

We currently offer two great options for getting involved as a company – join a group clean alongside other likeminded companies on one of our setdays, or book a bespoke private clean. Both event options are arranged and delivered by our dedicated and knowledgeable beach clean leads, who will guide your team through the day from start to finish.

Each day is centred around a beach clean and litter survey developed to encourage your team to engage with their inner citizen scientist, but we also include additional team building activities (variable dependant on tides and locations) to help you get the most out of the day. For private cleans, we're happy to tailor the day towards you and your team.

To book your company beach clean or find out more about what we can offer, get in touch.

Beach clean at Ovingdean beach 2018 Jack Donovan.

We provide all of the equipment needed for your activities on the day

Credit: Jack Donovan

What's involved in a team beach clean?

Our beach clean officers will organise the beach event for you and your team to take part in, and one of our experts will be there to lead the day.

A typical day usually lasts about five hours, including a lunch break. During this, your team will experience:

  • A welcome and informative briefing
  • Beach clean and data survey
  • Extra team building activities
  • Full debrief and follow-up, including a data report from your day.

We'll provide all the equipment needed for the activities, including litter pickers, survey forms and first aid kits, so you just need to turn up and get stuck in.

We'll also look after the health and safety requirements such as risk assessments, local safety advice and public liability insurance.

Setday or bespoke clean: What’s the difference?

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Our setday group cleans offer companies the opportunity to join a Team Beach Clean with the same knowledge and activities delivered by our beach clean officers, whilst sharing the day with other likeminded companies and for a lower pricepoint.

Costs

The cost of our bespoke cleans starts at £1500+VAT for a minimum booking of up to 30 participants, and £50pp+VAT for additional attendees.

Setday prices start at £450+VAT for a minimum booking of up to 10 participants, and £45pp+VAT for additional attendees.

Member and partner companies are priced separately, with costs based on the number of people attending with minimum fee of £750+VAT for up to 15 people for a bespoke clean.

Find out more about becoming a member or partner company.

On the day

Setday itineraries, including the dates, timings, locations and activities, are pre-determined by our clean leads.

Private bespoke clean details can be tailored to you and your needs.

If you're unsure which option feels right for your group, we would be happy to discuss this in more detail with you, so please do get in touch. Please see below for current setday event information.

To discuss your team requirements, please get in touch via our form or email us at team.beachclean@mcsuk.org – we look forward to welcoming you to the pebbles!

Upcoming setday events

Below are a list of current available setday events. Additional dates and locations to be confirmed, so please check back for new event releases, or submit an enquiry to our team who will be happy to assist you.

  • 22nd March – Brighton – World Water Day
  • 23rd April – Brighton – Earth Day
  • 14th May – Brighton – Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 6th June – Littlehampton – World Ocean Day
  • 20th June – Brighton – Summer Solstice
  • 4th July – Brighton – Plastic Free July
  • 11th July – Southsea – Plastic Free July
  • 25th July – Folkestone - Plastic Free July
  • 29th August – Brighton – World Water Week
  • 5th September – Brighton – International Day of Charity
  • 20th September – Brighton - Great British Beach Clean
  • 26th September – Brighton - Great British Beach Clean
  • 8th October – Bognor Regis – World Habitat Day
  • 10th October – Brighton – World Habitat Day
  • 3rd December – Brighton – Giving Tuesday

Find out more about how your company can get involved in our work

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