Hospice brings plogging craze to Crosby

A Scandinavian fitness trend has reached Crosby and St. Joseph’s Hospice and the Friends of Crosby Beach will be teaming up to bring you it’s first ever plogging event.

For those not yet in the know, plogging combines jogging and picking up litter and comes from the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning pick up.

The new fitness craze is sweeping the globe and ridding the streets of rubbish so we're asking everyone from across Crosby to join us for some plogging on the beach.on Sunday 24th June.

All those taking part should meet at the coastguard station on Hall Road, Crosby, by 10.30am. It’s completely free and family-friendly but there will also be a collection on the day to raise money for the hospice.

Julie McAdam, senior fundraiser at St. Joseph’s Hospice said: “This will be a fun event as well as a fantastic way to get outdoors and get fit. Plogging is a great community activity as we will all be working together to clean up the beach as well as raising money for a very worthwhile cause.

“We’ll even have boot camp fitness instructor Barry Fry to get everyone warmed up at the start. Please come along and join us for what we’re sure will be a great day.”

Pay and display parking will be available on the day.

For more information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk.