ASAP SUPPLIES SUPPORTS UK MARINE CONSERVATION VIA NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH SEA-CHANGERS

Mon Sep 15 09:40:00 2014

ASAP Supplies Ltd. have signed up to support UK marine conservation by supporting the charity, Sea-Changers. ASAP Supplies, which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year will become a Silver Level Business Supporter of Sea-Changers. Their support includes a generous £500 donation. The money will feed into Sea-Changers’ grant fund which is distributed to UK based marine conservation projects. ASAP Supplies, in supporting this innovative charity, demonstrates its strong environmental commitment. ASAP also joins a growing community of Sea-Changer businesses and individuals who are passionate about giving something back to the seas they love. In September 2014 Sea-Changers will be at the PSP Southampton Boat Show as the chosen charity of PSP, the Show’s lead sponsor.
ASAP Supplies has a considerable history of environmental support which began in 2002 when they began to highlight a range of environmentally friendly products. They developed their own range of environmentally friendly products under the CleenLife brand and in 2009 they were the winners of the National Environmental award issued by the Marine Trades Association (MTA) for doing the most to promote marine environmental awareness.
Sea-Changers will distribute the donated money, in accordance with their funding policy, to a range of projects engaged in; direct marine clean up action, education and awareness-raising about marine conservation issues, species and habitat protection, and conservation research. To date, Sea-Changers has supported 24 marine conservation projects around the UK’s coastlines. Many of these projects undertake grassroots community conservation work and would not have taken place without the Sea-Changers grant.
Peter Edwards, owner of ASAP Supplies said: “Our coastline and in-land waterways gives us the opportunity to enjoy the sight of wildlife above and below the water, all set in the natural environment. So it is vital that we make sure it is here for future generations to enjoy and learn from. We are pleased to support Sea-Changers in their work in the environmental sectors.”
Helen Webb, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers said: “It’s great to be working with ASAP Supplies and to receive this fantastic donation. The company has always demonstrated a real commitment to protecting and maintaining the environment and this partnership is a very practical way to address some of the issues facing our seas today. We hope that our relationship with ASAP Supplies will continue for many years to come”.


Know Any Great Marine Conservation Projects?

Wed Jan 1 14:16:00 2014

Sea-Changers is beginning its next formal grant giving process and requesting grant applications from UK marine conservation charities and projects. Applications for funding should be received by the 15th of January 2014. For details about how to apply click herehttp://www.sea-changers.org.uk
Successful applicants will be informed by end of February 2014.

Earlier this Sea-Changers funded a variety of projects including the following examples:
· Blue Ocean Planet Schools Project – involving five schools in an interactive learning package about Marine Ecology and plastic pollution.
· Liverpool World Oceans Day Event
· The National Lobster Hatchery – the grant supports the stock enhancement.
· Newquay Marine Group – supporting various events including: rock pool rambles with local schools; community beach litter picks.
· Norfolk Wildlife Trust – supporting the ‘Coastal Capers’ event at Cley, North Norfolk.
· Surfers Against Sewage – who ran a Students Working Against Marine Pollution (SWAMP) project in conjunction with Poole Academy.
· Zoological Society of London – who completed the first comprehensive survey of harbour seals in the Thames estuary.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Coastal Capers Day
The projects funded will again all fall within one of the following marine conservation areas:
· Marine Reserves/Protected Marine Areas
· Direct Marine Clean-Up Action
· Education, Campaigning and Awareness
· Species Protection and Research


TOLLESBURY MARINA IS FIRST IN SECTOR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MARINE CONSERVATION WITH SEA-CHANGERS

Mon Sep 30 13:25:00 2013

Tollesbury Marina and Cruising Club has become the first UK marina to agree a partnership with Sea-Changers, the fundraising charity for UK marine conservation. The Marina, based on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, will raise funds through its marina and chandlery activities and Sea-Changers will distribute these funds to UK marine conservation projects on its behalf. Tollesbury Marina, in supporting this innovative charity, demonstrates its strong environmental commitment. It also joins a growing community of Sea-Changer businesses and individuals who are passionate about giving something back to the seas they love.
Customers of Tollesbury Marina and Chandlery will have the opportunity to add an optional donation to their mooring fees and to other purchases at the chandlery. The partnership will begin operating in September and will complement the Marina’s on-going commitment to environmental initiatives including The Green Blue. 100% of the money raised by Tollesbury Marina and Cruising Club customers will be passed on to marine conservation charities and projects, with no administration costs subtracted by the Sea-Changers.
Sea-Changers will distribute the money, in accordance with their funding policy, to a range of projects engaged in; direct marine clean up action, education and awareness-raising about marine conservation issues, species and habitat protection, and conservation research. In due course Sea-Changers and Tollesbury Marina are particularly keen to support marine conservation projects in the area local to Tollesbury.
Julian Goldie, Owner of Tollesbury Marina and Chairman of the Yacht Harbour Association said: “The conservation of the environment and the marine life in this beautiful area is of great importance to us and to all those who visit our marina. I believe all marinas have a responsibility to work hard to protect and maintain the marine environment. We’re delighted to have formed this partnership in order to give our customers the opportunity to give something back to the environment they experience and enjoy when sailing.”
Helen Webb, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers said: “It’s great to be working with Tollesbury Marina to raise much needed funds. Julian is very committed protecting and maintaining the environment and our partnership is a very practical way to address some of the big issues facing our seas today. We hope that Tollesbury will be the first of many UK marinas supporting UK marine conservation through Sea-Changers"


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