Eleven-year-old cleans 24 east coast beaches for Shark charity Bite-Back

Eleven-year-old Max Robson cleaned beaches in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for marine conservation charity Bite-Back. Credit: MEN Media

A shark-loving 11-year-old cleaned up 24 east coast beaches in 24 hours to raise money for a marine conservation charity.

Max Robson, from Scunthorpe, northern Lincolnshire, worked around-the-clock with dad Steve to clear rubbish from beaches from Skegness to Scarborough.

The litter-picking pair collected everything from plastic buckets to wet wipes on their quest to raise money for Bite Back, a charity that looks after shark welfare.

Max, who started at 11am in Skegness, Lincolnshire, and finished at 11am the following day in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, said: "My favourite part was being on the beach at night, even if it was a bit strange."

He added: "I think [sharks] are awesome and cool and more needs to be done to raise awareness about how they're misunderstood".

Max regularly takes on fundraising challenges and since 2018 has raised £4,000. In 2020 he cycled 31 miles in one day to raise over £1,300 for Crocodiles of the World.

Part of his inspiration comes from meeting TV presenter Steve Backshall, a patron for the Bite Back charity.

Dad Steve said: "It was very unusual and was definitely out of Max's comfort zone. It was quite eery on the beach on our own, it has to be said."

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