With many of our supporters and partners experiencing uncertain times, it felt particularly special to be able to take the opportunity to celebrate World Oceans Day 2020 on June 8th and share positive news stories about the amazing wildlife we work hard to protect.
We were delighted to share this year’s celebrations with some of our most passionate and committed partners, who have helped raise vital funds towards our work to protect our ocean and the whales and dolphins who call it home.
Ethical online retailer Ethical Superstore, raising nearly £7,000 since our partnership began in 2016, joined forces with WDC once again and ran a special promotion donating £1 for every order taken on the day – raising over £600! They also ran a competition to win a plastic-busting kit full of fabulous plastic-free and sustainable goodies, as well as taking the forefront in promoting our Green Whale initiative, educating customers about the integral role whales play in fighting climate change.
Pete Leatherland, Online Sales Manager at Ethical Superstore said “We are delighted to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation. The work WDC do is hugely important, not only to protect these magnificent, intelligent creatures from captivity, whaling and death in nets, but also to acknowledge their vital role in the health of the planet and oceans. WDC have been instrumental in highlighting the plastic problem in our oceans and how it can affect all marine life and even non marine life, this is something we fully support and hope through World Oceans Day we can help share and spread this message.”
Dragon’s Den superstars and quick-dry towel company, Dock & Bay, have been partnered with WDC since November 2019 – with their first ever charity collaboration, a humpback whale towel product made from recycled materials for which WDC receives 20% of the profits from every sale. To support us on World Oceans Day, Dock & Bay shared messages about our vital work with their thousands of Instagram followers, helping to raise awareness of our work.
Andy Jefferies, Co-Founder of Dock & Bay said “In 2020, we wanted to support charities that go above and beyond to help our planet and as soon as we started having discussions with WDC, we were sold. WDC is working towards an incredible goal that looks to protect these beautiful species, which in turns has huge benefits to our planet and our future, working towards creating a world that we can all hope our future generations will be proud of. We were honoured to partner up with WDC to discuss World Ocean's Day with our customers and inform others on the importance of WDC's amazing cause.”
A huge thank you to all of our amazing partners who supported WDC on World Oceans Day by donating and sharing information about our work, including 11Bit Studios, Animal Friends Pet Insurance, Polar Latitudes and Albatros Expeditions. All worked together to help raise awareness of the importance of the ocean and the whales and dolphins who live in it.