This Bank Holiday weekend staff at Skegness Aquarium celebrated everything “seahorsey” in an attempt to raise 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 learned 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.