On the 4th October The National Trust for Jersey will be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of A Line in Sand with Andy Coutanche, the ‘Jersey Sandman’, kindly creating the ‘Love Plémont’ logo on the sands of Plémont Bay.
The Trust has recently launched the ‘Love Plémont’ campaign as a means of inviting islanders to demonstrate their support for the permanent protection of Plémont headland. The facebook page already has 300 followers and the Trust hopes that Andy’s artwork will encourage others to follow suit.
Andy Coutanche advised the Trust that he has always loved the natural beauty of Plémont and was keen to support the campaign in a tangible and artistic way. Over the years Andy has produced some amazing sand art and examples of his work can be found at www.jerseysandman.com . The Trust is very grateful for this support and feels this is an imaginative way to mark the anniversary of A Line in the Sand.
Members of the public and the media are invited to view the art being created at the following times.
Where: Plemont Bay
When: Thursday 4th October 2012
Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
Celia Jeune, President says:-
Thanks to Andy Coutanche for giving up his time to demonstrate his passion for our Coastline and the work of the National Trust for Jersey. Jersey’s Coastline is unique and quietly adds so much to the quality of all who inhabit this Island. We must continue to insist that its character is there to be enjoyed for all those who will come after us.
Mike Stentiford, Chairman of the Coastline Campaign commented:-
It is now three years since 7,000 genuine Jersey people held hands across the huge sweep of sand in St Ouen’s Bay.
Although dismissed as inconsequential by some, the Line in the Sand nevertheless demonstrated Islanders’ true depth of feeling with regards their respect, loyalty and passionate desire towards safeguarding the character of Jersey’s remaining areas of stunning unspoiled coastline.
Despite the passing of time, for the thousands of people who took part, for all the right reasons, the event will assuredly live long and deep in their memory – it was, indeed, a day to remember!