The 2 Minute Foundation Academy

We are raising funds for our brand new academy. Based in Bude, Cornwall we will train and educate young people and adults to inspire beach goers and lovers of the great outdoors to take 2 minutes out of their day to pick up litter.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1185614)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther


United Kingdom


The project was founded in Bude, Cornwall in 2014 in response to the terrible winter storms and no community resource to clean up the beaches. The engagement with people and local communities quickly grew and we are now the only organisation with over 870 beach and street cleaning stations across the UK and Ireland.


A network of trained volunteers ( Guardian Angels) is the next step to increase this activity on the ground in local communities, to reach more people and have a bigger impact on littering and the mental wellbeing of indiviuals. Our beach school for young people aims to provide fun, engaging outdoor education on the importance of the environment and beach cleaning. This impacts the behaviour of families and friends, to take small , positive steps to clean up the plant 2 minutes at a time.

  • We have learnt so much from coming to the sessions and have really enjoyed them. It is a fantastic initiative to learn about our oceans and coasts, be part of a community of like-minded families and learn how we can all make a difference. Thank you.

    — Parent of child attended The 2 Minute Beach School

  • If I was to sum up the term Beach Cleaning, I would say it was a life changer for me, it was another excuse to be on the beach and it was a place where I felt wonderful and as the saying goes; protect what you love and teach others to do the same".

    — Daisy, Guardian Angel Volunteer, Newquay.