Nearly 100 people packed into Marlow’s Rowing Club bar on Thursday, June 13 to watch a special charity screening of A Plastic Ocean.

The event was hosted by Rowers Against Rubbish who are an emerging movement of river users and community members, based in the South East.

RAR (Rowers Against Rubbish) movement seeks to inspire environmental protection action, uniting the rowing, sports communities and those who enjoy accessing the Thames area.

The Marlow screening was attended by Dr Geoff Brighty, who was a Technical Director on the team behind the film, helping with both storytelling and science accuracy.

Introducing the film, Dr Brighty said: “The plastic entering the River Thames ends up in the English Channel and beyond, with Marlow and other surrounding areas being very much connected to the wider oceans.”

He praised RAR for screening the environmental film, and hoped its message would continue to spread, following its successful release on Netflix.

The screening of A Plastic Ocean was the group’s first public event with tickets and was a sell out event, with Mr Dan Tipney, one of the founding members of RAR said: “We recognised how proud the rowing community are of the water environment and people have got the chance to become responsible stewards of the waterways.”

All proceeds were donated to the Marlow Row Ability.