A dedicated group of explorers have been presented with a prestigious environmental award at Pirate FM’s Local Heroes Awards in association with South West Bottled Gas.
The ‘Carbis Bay Crew’ are a group of local mining explorers, who enjoy exploring the archaeological relics of Cornwall.
Last August, the volunteers assisted in a clean-up effort to remove illegally dumped waste from Sandy Zawn – an inaccessible cove near Pendeen. The Carbis Bay Crew used their abseiling and climbing skills to help remove the waste.
During the clean-up, the team found two fridges, a massage chair, a piano as well as tonnes of household litter. This was documented in a YouTube video which has already had over 2,000 views.
Mark Thomas from the group said: “We estimate there was a whole truck load, it’s unbelievable that somebody would do that. It was very steep, and it needed someone like us; local volunteers with these specific set of skills.
“We decided to get the ropes out and go and help. We didn’t expect it to explode into what it has, we’ve had thousands of views on the video.
“The Carbis Bay Crew are passionate about the Cornish community, protecting the environment and keeping the coastline safe.“
This award was sponsored by Bumar Skip Hire. The ceremony was held at Tregenna Castle Resort in St Ives.
Mark told Pirate FM: “The effort that was put into the clean-up was extraordinary. All of the members are regular people with unique skills, and the Carbis Bay Crew help out the community where ever they can”.