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WATCH: Cornish charity pays tribute to Royal wedding

WATCH: Cornish charity pays tribute to Royal wedding

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:43pm 21st May 2018.

A Cornish charity has marked the Royal wedding with a special sand tribute to Harry and Meghan.

St Agnes based Surfers Against Sewage was chosen as one of seven charities the couple asked for donations towards, instead of wedding gifts.

Now bosses say they are 'thrilled' with the overwhelming support it has seen since the announcement last month.

In celebration of the Royal Wedding, and as a mark of gratitude, Surfers Against Sewage commissioned a piece of sand art to congratulate the newlyweds.

The 30ft artwork was created by Ed Stanbury on Lusty Glaze beach.

The charity has also created a unique wooden traditional bellyboard surfboard to celebrate the day, crafted by local Cornish artisan James Otter from locally sourced wood.

The charity, which is dedicated to tackling plastic pollution in our oceans, has seen a huge surge in phone calls and traffic to its website since being announced as one of the Royal Wedding beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, new membership figures of the charity have increased dramatically, up 178% on last year, with many international donors now also signed up.

The Royal couple have selected issues that they are passionate about, and the scale of the ocean plastic pollution crisis and the work of Surfers Against Sewage has clearly captured their attention.

Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage said: "We're thrilled that the couple care about protecting beaches and tackling plastic pollution, and have chosen to use their special day to help promote and support our work to safeguard our marine and coastal environment.

"The spotlight from the royal wedding couldn't come at a better time as we continue to grow our impact to stop ocean plastic pollution in particular. This global issue will take global collaboration to solve."

Hugo Tagholm continued: "Having the event of the year to inspire individuals, communities and businesses to take action with Surfers Against Sewage means that we're reaching more people than ever before with our environmental advocacy and volunteering initiatives. Last month alone, our message of ocean optimism was broadcast to over a billion people worldwide.

"We'd like to say a huge thank you to Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, and we wish them all the best for the future."

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