Our Supporters


As a charity, our mission to protect the world’s oceans and the amazing marine life that lives within them is only made possible by the generosity of 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.

As well as running our own Seal Sanctuary in the UK and our world first Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland we partner with SEA LIFE aquariums and sanctuaries throughout the world.

They help us to spread our campaign messages to millions of visitors every year. This means we can get lots of support for our petitions to help them make a bigger impact right around the world.

Why not visit your nearest SEA LIFE Centre where you can see all manner of marine life and learn more about our marine conservation efforts.

MARU Swimwear

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 here

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 shadowed 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.

Olympus is also generously donating £5 from the sale of each Olympus Tough TG-6 camera to our charity! Their support will help us to care for formerly captive whales at the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland – the first open water sanctuary of its kind in the world. Find out more about the TG-6 by clicking here.


Lane IP

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.

DLA Piper, a global law firm, is the Annual Staff Diving Equipment Sponsor for the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary. Their donation will fund the purchase, maintenance and replacement of all equipment needed to keep the animal care team safe while carrying out daily checks on Little White and Little Grey to ensure their wellbeing.

The Michael Marks Charitable Trust

The SEA LIFE Trust is very grateful to the Michael Marks Charitable Trust for making a significant donation towards the cost of the IZVG veterinary visits to the Beluga Whale Sanctuary. The trust’s generous gift is helping to ensure the welfare of Little White and Little Grey as they adjust to their new home.


If you would like to find out how you, or your organisation, can get involved with the SEA LIFE Trust, please get in touch by contacting help@sealifetrust.com. We’d be delighted to hear from you.