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Friday, 24 May, 2002, 15:36 GMT 16:36 UK
Gorky's support coastal indie band
Freshwater East beach
The CD raises awareness about the beach
Top Welsh indie band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci have stepped in to back a project aimed at keeping a stretch of Pembrokeshire beach clean.

The band has joined a group of local musicians in recording a charity CD to raise awareness of the Freshwater East Coastcare Project.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
The Gorky's are supporting the CD
The 17- track CD - entitled "Our Piece of Heaven" - was being officially launched at the De Valence Pavilion in Tenby on Friday.

The Coastcare Project is linked to the Keep Wales Tidy campaign and aims to encourage local communites to adopt a stretch of beach and keep it clean.

There are more than 20 projects going on in west Wales.

Steve Cannon, chair of the Freshwater East Coastcare Project, said they were very pleased Gorky's had backed the CD project.

"Two of the band's members live in Freshwater East and when I went round to ask for their support, they said yes straightaway."

The band has donated a track "Fresher than the sweetness in water" from their recent mini CD.

Six other groups of Pembrokeshire musicians have united to produce the "rootsy feel" CD which draws inspiration from the dramatic local landscape.

Pembrokeshire musician
Local musicans have supported the disc
Members of the Coastcare Project carry out regular beach cleans and other activities.

They also advocate responsible action for beach activities including the use of jet skis.

"We decided this was a very good way of raising public awareness about the scheme," he said.

"We want people to take responsibility themselves for the issue of keeping the beach clean."

The Freshwater East group attracted sponsorship for the CD - including some from Texaco and the Pembrokeshire Association for Voluntary Services.

The CD was being officially launched at the De Valence Paviilion in Tenby on Friday with the support of local MP Nick Ainger and AM Christine Gwyther.


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