Support Treen, Support Us.

There are times when the love and dedication of our followers blows us away. Treen (Katrina Ayling) is one of those who constantly amazes us with her tenacity and fight, the will to do the right thing and a fearless voice. She has decided to do something special for herself and for us and, for that, we are truly grateful. We are also extremely humbled to be part of her journey and thrilled that we have been. Our family wouldn’t exist without people like Treen (and you). They are what makes us who we are and what makes us different. We help the earth and oceans, and in doing so, we help each other too.

This is the story in her own words. Treen we love you!!!

“Two and a half years ago I couldn’t walk. Severe pelvic dysfunction in my second pregnancy left me housebound for the last 4 months of my pregnancy, in chronic unrelenting pain day and night, fearful, alone and definitely not blooming in my pregnancy. The ocean has played a huge part in my recovery, mother ocean has been there every step of the way. From the early days of mini beach cleans to surf, body boarding and sea swimming. Little did I know how important doing a #2MinuteBeachClean was going to be in my rehabilitation, my recovery and my struggles to come to terms with what happened to me. Beach-cleans became my exercise to build my strength, my physio to aid my muscles, but also my therapy. My pregnancy and birth trauma left a mark, one that needed time and care to fade enough to move on. What I didn’t expect from picking up plastic on the beaches was the added bonus of a community of like minded individuals, a family and in some cases true friends. At a time when I felt my most lost, confused, invisible, faded I found caring, loyal and genuine individuals who have been a huge help in my rehabilitation. So as a thank you to @2minutebeachclean and the #2MinuteBeachCleanfamily at a time when they now need support, because let’s face it the COVID 19 pandemic has not been kind to small charities, I am challenging myself to walk the entire length of the River Itchen between 21st to 24th September 2020. It’s 30 miles in total, and to some it does not sound a lot, but to someone who couldn’t walk 2.5 yrs ago it’s an epic journey. As I head off into this challenge I want to raise money for @2minutebeachclean and would like to ask you for your support and sponsorship. The link is below, if you can and would like to donate. If not then don’t worry then please just share my post, I understand how difficult these times are for all of us. I have set a target of £500, but wouldn’t it awesome if we could smash that! Whilst I am walking I will also raise awareness of the health of our Rivers, plastic pollution and the importance of our individual actions in the fight to save the rivers, the sea and ultimately the planet.Thank you for reading. Treen✌️❤

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/step-by-step-to-the-sea

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A level Students of North Cornwall…

Hello. It’s Martin here, founder of the #2minutebeachclean and now the CEO of the 2 Minute Foundation. I have been absolutely sickened by the mess our government have made of your A levels this year. I can’t believe how many of you have been downgraded and left without choices. SO we want to try and do something positive to help.

Here at the 2 Minute Foundation we’ve started to think about employing someone to train up to help us write blogs, web copy, emails and generally help us with our content.

We would love to be able to give that chance to someone who has had their chance taken away by Covid-19 and our incompetent government. Is that you? You’ll have to prove you can write, of course, and be creative but it doesn’t have to be published or polished. We just need your raw talent, ideas and creativity and the hunger to show Boris that you are absolutely awesome and should never be written off.

Plus, you’ll get to do something really positive … like cleaning up the planet 2 minutes at a time.

So… if you haven’t got the grades you need to go to uni or take your next step, are deferring for a year, aren’t sure what to do next and are madly enthusiastic about writing, blogging, the media and environmentalism, come and see us at the 2 Minute Foundation.

Make us (even more) proud, Class of 2020.

(Please be aware that we are looking for someone who can work from an office in Bude, Cornwall, at least some of the time. This employment may be through an apprenticeship scheme, may be part time, or temporary, depending on circumstances. Just email!!!)

EMAIL: martin@2minute.org

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