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Want to dispose of your old flares ??

Amnesty Day this Saturday

Pains Wessex, in conjunction with You Boat, is holding a Flares Amnesty Day in Hampshire, on Saturday 1 May.

The May Day Flares Amnesty, which lasts from 8.30am-2.30pm, will take place at You Boat’s new shop at Premier Marinas Ltd, Building 10, Bridge Rd, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 1ZH.

Pains Wessex, Marketing Director, Chris Feibusch, said: “The May Day Flares Amnesty applies to all brands of pyro and leisure, users can purchase new Pains Wessex flares at special prices to replace them at YouBoat Chandlery.

Each participant is invited to make a cash donation, which will be split between the Ellen MacArthur Trust, Jubilee Sailing Trust, Wetwheels Foundation and Sail2Help. Donations should be made via the dedicated JustGiving page.

Pains Wessex plans to arrange similar Flares Amnesty Days at Lymington, Gosport, and an event to coincide with the Southampton Boat Show. Dates and times are to be confirmed.

The amnesty is for non-commercial participants and there will be a one-pack limit or 10 individual units of expired flares per household.