We did it!

Sarah Stovell raised £1,170 from 74 supporters.

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 30/09/2016

117%
£1,170raised of £1,000 target by 74 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,170 to help with the Ocean Cleanup.

    Location
    Hexham, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 30th September 2016

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised

    Story

    Every year, around 8 million tons of plastic enter the world's oceans. Most of this is from rubbish dropped on land which is then blown into waterways that sweep it out to sea. The plastic is caught in the ocean's currents and ends up in one of five giant marine rubbish patches. The largest of these is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located off the coast of California and estimated to be two or three times the size of Texas. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed each year because of plastic in the oceans. Over the last ten years, more plastic has been produced and thrown away than in the whole of the last century, and every piece of plastic ever made still exists in some form. Boyan Slat, a young inventor from Holland, has developed advanced technology to try and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2030. He is the youngest ever recipient of the UN's highest environmental accolade 'Champion of the Earth.' The Ocean Cleanup is expensive and relies on crowdfunding to keep it going. I am going to spend a month attempting to go plastic -free to raise money to help.

    Updates

    2

    • Sarah Stovell

      Sarah Stovell

      a year ago

      Sarah Stovell

      Now that the brilliant Sally Nicholls has joined in and galvanised people (unlike me, who just depresses the shit out of everyone), we are well in our way to raising our first £100 for the Ocean Clean-up.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Sarah Stovell

      Sarah Stovell

      a year ago

      Sarah Stovell

      Now that the brilliant Sally Nicholls has got involved and galvanised people more effectively than me (because I just depress the shit out of everyone), we almost have our first £100.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    a year ago

    Sarah Stovell started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Supporters

    74

    • Sarah P

      Sarah P

      Sep 30, 2016

      Great work Sarah! I wish there were more people like you in this world. Great blog too!

      £10.00

    • Emma Haynes

      Emma Haynes

      Sep 30, 2016

      An early Birthday gift 😉. Well done Sarah!

      £10.00

    • Hattie

      Hattie

      Sep 30, 2016

      Coming in just before the deadline... Well done! Now back to the novel!

      £15.00

    • Jo

      Jo

      Sep 30, 2016

      Well done Sarah for inspiring us all to make the effort to change our everyday habits.

      £10.00

    • Hilary

      Hilary

      Sep 30, 2016

      Well done

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Lydia

      Lydia

      Sep 30, 2016

      So impressed! So important.

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sarah Stovell

    Sarah Stovell

    Hexham, United Kingdom

    I have recently read a lot about the impact humans are having on the planet. It is a fact that we will be leaving our children to deal with environmental catastrophe, and I want mine to know that I did all I could to try and protect them from it.

    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    Start a new PageAbout Crowdfunding