Charitable work is not just about raising money -- sometimes it is about getting out there and doing it yourself.
The Plymouth and Cornwall local institute held a beach clean on Sunday 7 October, with Cornish Mutual and Surfers Against Sewage providing the equipment.
Steve Clemence, this year's president, commented: "Each year we support the Insurance Charities and one other charity. This year, our council picked Surfers Against Sewage. Plastic really is in the news and this has made us as a family very aware of how much single-use plastic we get through. We have a duty as individuals and as businesses to reduce what we use and save our oceans, and therefore our own future generations. Thanks [must be] expressed to Paula, who has just joined our council, and Claire, our charities officer, for making this happen." â www.cii.co.uk/plymouth