A DESIGNER is putting out a final call for people to help put the finishing touches to a beachside art installation.

Irene Soler is asking for volunteers to help thread together more than 9,000 bottle tops to complete the last phase of A Drop in the Ocean installation along the Volk’s Railway on Brighton seafront,

The tops were collected from the city’s seafront between August and October this year by Cityclean beach-cleaning teams, cafes and kiosks along the seafront as well as by organised beach cleans and individuals.

They will be added to the 20,000 tops that have already been strung and hung along the beach railings creating a colourful wave effect.

Ms Soler said: “We’ve now collected almost 30,000 bottle tops in total from the beach since March this year.

“That’s 30,000 bottle tops that have been saved from ending up in the sea and harming or destroying our marine life.

“So far 110 fantastic local people have helped us complete phases one and two of the installation.

“Now I’m hoping volunteers will come along and assist us to finish off ‘ Drop in the Ocean’which will finally stretch close to 60 metres along the seafront.

“The artwork really highlights the huge problem of leaving rubbish on the beach which can easily be blown or dragged into the sea by waves.”