|WDCS & SEA LIFE Walk for whales!|
WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is the only global charity dedicated solely to the protection and conservation of whales and dolphins and their habitats.
WDCS, and the National Seal Sanctuary are asking people to join them in protecting whales by Walking for Whales on Sunday 4th July 2010.
|A five mile sponsored walk will start and end at the Seal Sanctuary on 4th July 2010 and local people are needed to get their walking shoes on and join in the fun family day, with free admission to the
Sanctuary for all those taking part!
Peter Lewis, Community and Events Manager for WDCS said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to have a great day out and help us stop the needless and cruel whale hunts at the same time. Please sign up and start collecting your sponsorship now, and enjoy the walk on the day plus the free admission to the centre.
Last year the centre hosted a walk and raised over £500 for the WDCS campaign! This year they hope to raise much more.
A staggering 30,000 whales have been killed since the international ban on commercial whaling came into effect in 1986, and now there is pressure for that ban to be lifted, which will allow even more whales to be slaughtered. All the money raised from the sponsored walk will go towards campaigning to keep the ban in place and bring an end to the killing of whales.
Anyone of any age can take part in the walk, which will begin at 10.30am from the sanctuary in Gweek.
To register for the event and receive your free fund-raising pack, log on to www.walkforwhales.org, e-mail |
call 01249 449535.
Last year many walkers brought dogs - the perfect way to combine the two!
Free entry to the Sanctuary will give each walker a great chance to see their newest residents - a colony of Humboldt penguins!
A fantastic treat!
Press release issued by the National Seal Sanctuary / WDCS|
For more information visit the website: www.walkforwhales.org
Call: 01249 449535
or contact Laura Ward by
Date: 15th June 2010
Photo: From 2009's Walk For Whales.
Persons in image 1 (from left to right): James Hankins, Kirsty, Emma Wilson, Laura Ward, Paul Edwards, Sharon Edwards, Peter Lewis, Elaine Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Hannah Rabey, Kathy Brown and Rachael Vine.
Persons in image 2 (Back row): Elieen Keiling, James Hankin, Tamsin
(Second row): John Keiling, Emma Wilson, Kirsty, Laura Ward, Kathy Brown, Hannah Rabey
(Front row): Elaine Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Paul Edwards, Sharon Edwards