Christchurch Passionist Family Groups were recently gifted with a gloriously sunny Sunday to spend time clearing up a stretch of the estuary at South Brighton. As we gathered at lunch time, we began with a shared barbecue lunch and some pretty cool moves on a makeshift cricket pitch! Getting down to business, at first glance there didn’t seem to be too much rubbish, but on closer inspection we found a great deal of discarded plastic (pegs, bags, combs, straws, toothbrushes, rope scraps, bottle caps…), glass bottles, tyres, timber, plywood and all manner of other rubbish. We gathered a vast amount of rubbish from one relatively small area of shoreline; far more than we had anticipated. (It was collected by the City Council for disposal.) A day definitely worth doing again!