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Fin for Finning – Saturday 9 July

Did you know?...

·     100,000,000 sharks are killed for their fins each and every year - astoundingly that equates to 3 sharks dying every time our heart beats!

·      the shark fins – which taste of nothing - are then used as a thickening agent for Shark Fin Soup, a Chinese delicacy.

·     live sharks are caught, their fins are cut off and the sharks are thrown back.  Without their fins the sharks cannot swim, so they suffocate and drown.

·     shark finning is driving sharks to the brink of extinction.  Without sharks our seas and oceans will be out of balance-many other creatures will die as a result.  Even the relationship between the land and the oceans will be affected, which will impact on us all!

·     this is happening on our backdoor - a large proportion of the world’s shark fins are actually caught in the Mediterranean.


What are we doing about it?

Submission Dive School are holding a ‘Fin for Finning’ fin-athon on 9 July to:

·     raise awareness of the plight of the world’s shark populations.

·     dispel some of the myths and negative perceptions many people have about sharks

·      raise sponsorship money which will go to the shark charities we support – Project AWARE and the Shark Trust


How will the Fin for Finning fin-athon work?

100,000,000 sharks are killed for their fins each and every year.  Linked to this Submission Dive School staff, students and club members are aiming to cover 100,000,000 millimetres (that’s a whopping 100 kilometres!) in our diving fins!! 


What can you do to make a difference?

Please give generously in sponsoring anyone you know involved in the Fin for Finning fin-athon. 100 kilometres is a big target, so this will not be an easy paddle in the pool!

All money raised will go to our shark charities; Project AWARE and the Shark Trust. These charities are currently involved in lobbying for legislative changes to the EU fishing policies which enable shark finning in European waters.

Donating is easy!  Just go to our just giving page at

Or to donate directly to Project AWARE text Fins11 and your donation (of any value up to £10) to 70700. Project AWARE will receive 100% of your kind donation.  All text messages are free on all networks, with the exception of T-Mobile. 


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Raising money for

Project AWARE Foundation (International)

Project AWARE Foundation (International)

Charity Registration No. 1073327

Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. We’re focusing in on two major ocean issues –Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to positively affect long-term change in these two areas.

Raising money for

Run by Project AWARE Foundation (International)

Charity Registration No. 1073327

Donations 16

Sorry about the delay, fine work Paul and all.

Donation by Jonathan Mussen on 26/08/11


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Better late than never... Well done!

Donation by Rory Golden on 28/07/11


Had so much fun doing the swim and talk. Congratulations on an excellent event for a great cause. See you all soon

Donation by Lucy Handel on 22/07/11


+ £13.50 Gift Aid

Sorry its late Lisa! Just found your email again. Hope all went well.

Donation by catherine edwards on 22/07/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by robert gray on 15/07/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope the swim went well

Donation by Stephen Ratcliffe on 09/07/11


Good luck with the swim !

Donation by Linz on 09/07/11


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Go guys great effort

Donation by lee stephenson on 08/07/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Lets make this count. See you at the pool where I will be wearing THE t-shirt. Thanks Vicky, much appreciated.

Donation by sharon ridge on 06/07/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great cause and the things you do for your big sister hey! :)

Donation by Vicky Mansell on 05/07/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Truely a worthy cause! Everybody please show your support and help stop this barbaric practice.

Donation by Nick Revelle on 04/07/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Greg Vaysman on 04/07/11


Rather you than me - sounds like a *lot* of swimming - but all for a good cause! Good luck Jen & Ian!!! : )

Donation by Lisa Ratcliffe on 02/07/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great initiative guys, see you at the pool!

Donation by Andreea Rusu on 23/06/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a great cause

Donation by Darren McNamara on 21/06/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work guys!! See you there!!

Donation by Matthew Roberts on 20/06/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£309.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£309.00
  • Gift Aid£52.25

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