DISPOSABLE barbecues were among the items recovered by a group of sea cadets cleaning up a popular beach.

Members of Dunbar Sea Cadets visited nearby Pease Bay in one of their first community events of the year.

The cadets, aged 10-18, joined Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) to collect litter during the tidy-up.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the environmental expedition was the first opportunity the Dunbar unit has had to say thank you to Graham Hodgson, Verdant Leisure Park CEO, who donated 60 high-visibility vests to the youth organisation.

Chief Petty Officer Martin Galloway, Dunbar Sea Cadets’ Commanding Officer and CFAV, said: “The Sea Cadets have been involved with this beach clean in partnership with the Pease Bay Leisure Park.

“The company that donated our high-visibility jackets – Verdant Leisure – who own the park, donated them free of charge so, as a thank you, we decided to do a beach clean next to one of their parks.

“Every year we look to do as many community events as we can to make an environmental impact and to make a difference.”

Dunbar Sea Cadets have been busy cleaning up a local beach

Dunbar Sea Cadets have been busy cleaning up a local beach

The donation of vests will allow the unit’s cadets and volunteers to feel safer when carrying out activities.

Having recently joined Keep Scotland Beautiful, which aims to improve Scotland’s environment, combat climate change, tackle litter and waste, Dunbar Sea Cadets are continuously on the lookout to find new ways of protecting the sea and their local environment.