Around Bude, we are used to hearing about the Cornish Seal Sanctuary as each year a number of rescued seals are sent there to recover from a battering in the sea, but, the charity is struggling right now.
It costs the charity £23,000 a month to feed, provide daily care, vital medicines and equipment to the Sanctuary’s residents.
They are now entering the third month of lockdown without guests (who help support the Sanctuary) and they need your support more than ever.
Their Just Giving page says:
Did you know grey seals can swim around 2000km when travelling? During June we would love you to help us travel the same distance and raise vital funds to help support our animals.
You can walk, run, cycle – any way you want to, from home or during your daily outdoor exercise. Maybe you are walking up and down your stairs or maybe you are undertaking a 5km jog, all you have to do is measure the distance you travel on a phone, watch or step counter and send us your total distance – with a photo or video of you doing your exercise for us to share on our social media.
You can do as much or as little as you like to help us get to 2000km by 31st June!
You can support your efforts by fundraising for our animals and the person who fundraises the most money will win entry for four and the chance to feed our seals when we reopen.
If you are fundraising for the Virtual Sprint for Seals Fundraising Challenge, you can continue to fundraise after the event. All funds raised and received by the sanctuary by Friday 10thJuly 2020 – online and via sponsor forms – will count towards the competition to win a prize. Any additional donations after this date are very gratefully received but are unfortunately not able to count towards the competition. Funds raised online through Just Giving will be transferred directly to our charity.
Anyone who fundraises over £30 will get one of our exclusive ‘Sprint for Seals 2020’ medals! Just email Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org with proof and your postage details. All medals will be posted out after June 31st.
Our sponsorship form is available here: Sponsorship Form
Or you can fundraise via our Just Giving page, just click on the orange Start Fundraising button: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SealAppeal