17 May 2010


Big Weekend  - Big Clean Up

Exclusive video with Aled on one of North Wales' beauty spots.


In the run up to Radio 1's Big Weekend, Aled Haydn Jones,  producer of  'The Chris Moyles Show', took a group of university students to Porth Niwgl in Abersoch. The day was planned so that they could all do their bit to help the environment by collecting litter, which is a huge problem along the UK coastline. The students were from Bangor University and were rewarded with tickets to the Big Weekend event which opens this Saturday at the Faenol Estate in Bangor.

The Radio 1 team picked up the students in Bangor and drove by coach along the north west coast of Wales to the quiet location near Abersoch.

Bags upon bags of waste were collected and some of it was sculptured into statues along the shoreline. The photo below shows a fantastic 'Dolphin' made up of  bottles that had been picked up along the beach.

Aled and Sue add bottles to the sculpture.

Our reporter Meriel Edwards spoke with both Aled and Sue Kinsey of the Marine Conservation Society about what they were attempting to do in Abersoch.

Aled explained that Radio 1 was proud to lend a hand in helping the community and doing it's bit to clean up the shoreline of the North Wales beach. He told us that he was over the moon at having the Big Weekend come so close to his home town of Aberyswyth. Knowing Chris (Moyles) and the gang were only an hour away from his home town was "surreal" and having some of the biggest names in the world of music lining up in Bangor was amazing.

Sue told Caernarfon Online that waste on UK's beaches was a big problem and often discarded rubbish posed a problem for the local wildlife. She was so pleased that Radio 1 had thought up this idea and was also thankful to all the students who took part.

Meriel chats with Aled at Port Niwgl.

Caernarfon Online were pleased to be able to record the event and looks forward to a fabulous weekend at the Faenol.

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