Cleaner Thames Challenge 2013

Join Thames21 for our annual Cleaner Thames Challenge and help clean-up the dirtiest stretches of the Thames!Ocean Conservancy

For three days this September, we are challenging Londoners to help remove the build-up of litter along the Thames foreshore, sponsored by M&G Investments.

Last year’s Cleaner Thames Challenge saw over 260 volunteers haul around 8 tonnes of plastic bags, shopping trolleys, traffic cones, tyres, clothes and all other sorts of debris that end up in our waterways, from the foreshore.

This year we will be part of the global ‘Trash Free Seas’ movement, joining hundreds of thousands of people around the world for the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing litter and debris from beaches, lakes and rivers. Ocean Conservancy uses the information about the total collected litter to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris. Last year, more than 550,000 people picked up more than 4500 tonnes of litter along nearly 20,000 miles of coastlines and rivers.

The ‘small print’:
Please don’t bring your own wellies – use our special ones with steel toe caps and under-plates for your safety. Children will need to bring their own boots. Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Please get in touch if you will be coming in a group of 10 or more

Friday, 20th September
Isle of Dogs
8.00am – 11.00am 

Saturday, 21st September
Hammersmith Bridge South
10.30am – 1.30pm 

Sunday, 22nd September
Hammersmith Bridge South
11.00am – 2.00pm 

For more information please contact Chris Coode: 07813 799 757