Brothers’ charity coastal clean-up challenge

By Dylan Davies   |   News editor   |
Saturday 12th June 2021 8:00 am
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Mattie and Elliott Jones in Llanrhystud as part of their 60-mile coastal clean challenge

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TWO Llanarth brothers are raising money by cleaning up the Ceredigion coastal path.

Ten-year-old Mattie and Elliott, 8, plan on cleaning 60 miles of Ceredigion coast path to raise awareness of the importance of our marine habitats and raise money for the Living Seas Project (Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre) and Wildlife Watch (Cilgerran Welsh Wildlife Trust).

Mum Sarah Jones spoke of her pride in her two lads after they completed the latest leg of their clean-up challenge.

She said: “Feeling very proud today after Mattie and Elliott.

“Llanrhystud to Aberaeron today (Thursday), left a little cleaner.

"It certainly felt like a weight of rubbish.

“Next week we will be walking from Aberaeron to New Quay. 43 miles to go!”

Explaining their reason for taking on the challenge, Sarah added: “Mattie has always loved the ocean, and has developed a real passion for conservation and treating our beautiful Earth with the respect it deserves.

“He joined the Living Seas Youth Forum (Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay) in May, 2021 and came up with the challenge of walking the 60-mile Ceredigion Coast Path whilst litter-picking, recording any species we discover and interviewing walkers along the way.

“Elliott loves being outdoors, exploring nature and has a passion for insects. He gets so much out of his Wildlife Watch group run at Cilgerran Welsh Wildlife Centre, with such inspiring team leaders and an amazing place to explore.

“The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is celebrating 25 years of working in marine conservation in Wales this year.

“We would like all money raised during our coastal path clean to be split between marine wildlife centre and Cilgerran Wildlife Watch Group to show our support for the amazing work they carry out.”

So far the brothers have raised over £400 and people can donate by visiting justgiving.com/fund raising/mattie-jones10

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