Trustee jennie finishes the 10km swim in aid of the Seahorse Trust
Seahorse Trustee Jennie, took part and completed her 10km swim on the River Dart in aid of The Seahorse Trust and raised £137 (including Gift Aid) for her amazing hard work.
This race is a real feat of endurance and Jennie kept up with the leaders all the way.
From all of us at The Seahorse Trust we would like to thank Jennie not just for her hard work behind the scenes, helping to guide the trust in its day to day work but also for taking part in the open water swimming race and raising much needed funds for us.
Love Nature article
The Seahorse Trust featured in a Love Nature article, which can be read below. Just click the link.
Seahorse weekend at Skegness Aquarium
Skegness Bank Holiday weekend 2015
This Bank Holiday weekend staff at Skegness Aquarium celebrated everything "seahorsey" in an attempt to raise as money as possible for UK-based marine conservation charity, The Seahorse Trust.
The weekend went swimmingly and the aquarium's Stockade area, which is normally home to the pirate crew, was taken over by seahorse-themed arts, crafts and stories. Visitors learnt more about the aquarium's resident seahorses at the Wet Lab, and the educational room was home to a "pledge net"; catching pledges to help and conserve the marine environment. Staff at the aquarium are now busy counting entries to their fund-raising prize draw, where one lucky winner will get a taste of life behind the scenes of the aquarium with an amazing "Aquarist for a Day" experience, worth £75.
Curator Stacy Adams said, "We're really grateful to everyone that has helped us raise this amount, and we hope that everyone who visited us over Bank Holiday enjoyed learning more about seahorses! The Seahorse Trust is well deserving charity who work tirelessly to conserve local marine habitats for iconic animals like seahorses, and we're proud supporters of their work."
Skegness Aquarium will be announcing the winner of the Seahorse Hunt prize draw soon.
Neil from the Seahorse Trust said:
Stacy and her amazing team at Skegness aquarium have done an incredible job on their ‘Seahorsey’ weekend. Not only have they raised an amazing £300 for The Seahorse Trust, they have also raised the profile of seahorses and all the problems facing them, in a fun, fact filled weekend.
Thank you to everyone at Skegness Aquarium for their hard work and input into a brilliant weekend.
Every reason why we should protect seagrass meadows
This video by Project Seagrass gives every reason why seagtrass meadows should be preserved for the future. Please have a look and support the work of The Seahorse Trust in protecting these amazing ecosystems.
Support Jennies 10km Open water swim on the River Dart
Dear all, Jennie one of our fantastic trustees is doing a 10km open water swim on the River Dart in Devon on the 6th of September in aid of The Seahorse Trust. Jennie is one of the many people who work hard behind the scenes to keep the trust in the right direction, she is also an ultra fit lady and loves doing this sort of challenge (and believe me it is a major very hard challenge). Her page is on Virgin Giving and it can be found below. Please dig deep and help her reach her £500 target and who knows go well above it.
Thank you for supporting her.
Article in BBC Wildlife Magazine September 2015