I’m so excited to have joined Coastal Warriors Mid North Coast in the fight against litter on our local beaches.

After attending the inaugural beach clean up day recently, I jumped at the chance to join the new committee.

Started by mates Addam Lockley and Liam McAlary, Coastal Warriors has already received plenty of support – from people putting on gloves and grabbing a bag, businesses offering support, and local media keen to spread the message.

I saw the lasting impact these events can have when I took my own children along to the travelling Seaside Scavenge clean up day.

My hope is that we can inspire everyone to do the right thing and put rubbish in the bin, and also think about how we can avoid creating waste in the first place.