Our mission to protect the world’s oceans and the amazing marine life that lives within them is only made possible by our wonderful supporters.
We would especially like to thank the following organisations for their significant contributions towards our charitable work:
Merlin Entertainments Group
The SEA LIFE Trust was originally set up by Merlin Entertainments in 2012. Since then we have steadily grown and gained credibility as a charity in our own right, but still benefit hugely from Merlin’s generous support. This includes pro-bono office space at Merlin’s HQ in Poole and enthusiastic fundraising from their staff. Merlin also promotes our charity in most of their SEA LIFE Centres around the world, raising awareness about our work as well as funds to pay for our projects.
We are also extremely grateful for Merlin’s significant donation towards our new SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland. Without their help, this world- first project would not have been possible.
MARU Swimwear, a British performance swimwear brand, has partnered with the SEA LIFE Trust in a bid to tackle ocean plastic. MARU is very generously donating 100% of profits from the sales of their new Ecotech swimwear range, Black Pack, to the SEA LIFE Trust to help fund our global plastic reduction projects and campaigns.
Each swimsuit in the Black Pack range is being manufactured out of ECONYL®, a fibre made of 100% regenerated nylon fibre from pre and post-consumer waste, including ghost fishing nets, nylon scraps and carpet fluff found in our oceans. Why not take a look at the new range at https://www.maruswim.com/sustainability.html.
The H.B. Allen Charitable Trust
The H.B. Allen Charitable Trust has made an extremely generous gift of £58,000 to our Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. The grant will help fund the specialist animal care team, who look after the injured seal pups, nursing them back to health before they can be released back to their homes in the sea.
Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
The Cargolux fleet is also known as the Noah’s Ark of the Skies, thanks to the company’s expertise in transporting live animals across the world. Cargolux has very generously donated the entire cost of flying Little White and Little Grey all the way from Shanghai in China to their new and more natural home at the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland – in an especially branded plane for the occasion.
Professional photography brand Olympus is the SEA LIFE Trust’s official Photography Partner. Olympus wildlife photography ambassador Tesni Ward http://www.tesniward.co.uk/ will shadow Little Grey and Little White’s epic journey from China to Iceland. Her photographs will provide the source for a dedicated photographic book and touring photographic exhibition later this year.
Lane IP, an international intellectual property law firm based in central London is the Annual Comms Sponsor for the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary. Their donation will fund vital communications equipment to allow Sanctuary staff members to stay in touch and communicate with each other from both the landside facility and the bay pontoons, while tending to Little Grey and Little White’s welfare.