Seahorse Trust Supporter News

Thank you Topsham Wines

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I would like to say a massive thank you to big Jim, Andrew and the team at Topsham Wines in Topsham, Devon. They held a wine tasting on Thursday evening and nominated us as one of their 3 local charities to support and they kindly raised £120 towards our research and conservation work. Topsham Wines have been friends of the trust for many years and are great supporters of our work.

Check out their website and if you’re in Topsham have a look around the shop, they have a very large selection of fine wines from around the world.

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Dalkey Ladies Rowing team support Save Our Seahorses

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The Dalkey ladies rowing team has recently been supporting our colleagues in Ireland at Save Our Seahorses in Dublin

It is currently run by Nadine Cunningham who took over from her father.

Dalkey Rowing Club has been based out of Coliemore Harbour since the beginning from all records that can be found. The modern Dalkey Rowing Club was founded in 1950. Dalkey Rowing Club has a tradition of winning throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and with great beginnings into the 21st century. Skiff rowing in Dalkey, in common with other East Coast Rowing Clubs, is passed on to us from the hobblers of old. The hobbler men who rowed fishing and pilot boats in Coliemore Harbour and all around the east coast rowed much bigger and heavier boats than the present day skiff. However, the tradition has been passed on from the Hobblers of the 18th and 19th Century to Dalkey Rowing Club and the sister clubs up and down the east coast of Ireland, and is honoured today through the many regattas held up and down the coast during the summer months.

By wearing Save Our Seahorse T-shorts the ladies of Dalkey gave a much needed boost to the campaign and we would like to thank for such a great display and effort.


Thank you and Happy Christmas

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Thank you so much for all those that made donations to our research and conservation work for Christmas, especially Martin and his great team from the seahorse group who donated £31 and Ant and the team at GAC Logistics who kindly donated £250 for the fourth year in a row. There are so many people who support our research and conservation work by doing kind donations like this and to all of them and everyone who supports our work THANK YOU SO MUCH and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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In memory of Geoff Milne

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Very sadly an old friend of the trust Geoff Milne passed away. Geoff had been a great supporter of our work and a great seahorse fan. In his memory his family and friends made a donation to the trust instead of having flowers at the funeral and they kindly raised £171. We would like to thank them all for this kind donation and thank you to Geoff for all his support over the years.

Trustee jennie finishes the 10km swim in aid of the Seahorse Trust

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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.


Skegness Bank Holiday weekend 2015

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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.


Abbiegail lanuches a Seahorse curio blog

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10-year-old Abbiegail has launched a blog about the curio trade on several facebook pages to explain to others about the horrendous trade in curios from seaside shops.

It is fantastic to see another generation taking on this important issue; it is their future after all !!

Her blog can be found at:


Kind donation by Wildlife World

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We have had an amazing donation from our friends at Wildlife World who have kindly sent us £204 from the sale of some of their products. Wildlife World makes and supplies some incredible wildlife products such as nest boxes, feeders Etc. and emphasize education and quality as the basis for their designs. Occasionally they sell off seconds and kindly donate the money to charities such as ours. I would just like to say a massive thank you to Norman and the team for their kindness.

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Thank you Kealan and Save Our Seahorses

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kealan and the team at Save Our Seahorses in Dublin Ireland have made a very generous donation of £355 through the Go Fund Me campaign.

Kealan and the team have been long term partners of The Seahorses Trust and they are working hard on research into captive breeding for conservation and understanding the Traditional Medicine Trade.

It was Kealans work that exposed the numbers of seahorses being used in the traditional medicine trade as much higher than the offical figures, he discovered it is nearer 150 million per annum which could lead to seahorses being functionally extinct in 20 to 30 years.