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Elizabeth Larbalestier

Protect What You Love

I am raising funds for BDMLR for British Divers Marine Life Rescue because they do great work rescuing marine mammals

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British Divers Marine Life Rescue

We rescue marine wildlife around the UK to relieve their suffering

Charity Registration No. 803438

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Thanks for taking the time to visit this page.

As you no doubt know I do a little community activity and fundraising for Surfers Against Sewage. I also actively support Blue Mind Fund - as ocean conservation champions these guys do amazing work.

In addition this year I started actively supporting British Divers Marine Life Rescue as a volunteer marine mammal medic and they recently asked me to take on the role of fundraising co-ordinator for Cornwall... and so this fundraising page is my personal fundraising page for them.  

They rely heavily on volunteer activity.  Soooo if you are considering giving me a gift for any occasion please donate here instead.  

Already (very kindly) Tash and Hayley gifted me donations to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary via their just giving page (for my birthday... super kind, beautifully intuitive) and many of the seals rescued by BDMLR go there - so it is yet another charity I love. 

BDMLR perhaps get a little less exposure so let's see what we can raise for them. Massive thanks for your help and generosity folks.

Help us to help more seals (and cetaceans). No donation amount is too small.

Did you know the grey seal is one of the rarest seal species and that the UK has 40% of the grey seal population... ? 

They should be our nationally celebrated marine mammal! 

They are endangered and legally protected in the UK.

We each see lots of them in Cornwall, so it is hard to believe how honoured we are to share time and space with these amazing animals.

Also did you know that Cornwall BDMLR medics have around 30% of the national callout numbers (the UK number closing in on 1500 this year)... Not all of these are rescues some turn out to be simply a case of checking them over and letting them go... or they bolt before we find them :-)

The majority of medics willingly opt to buy much of their own kit (such as cages for transportation) and donate time and fuel free... Some specialist rescue kit for cetaceans for example is required to be funded by the charity and some medics would be unable to help without recalling fuel when relaying pups over distance....

In addition, supporting initial rehabilitation of pups all has costs.

If you can help please do - or perhaps you know of potential corporate sponsors, you can let me know about, who can step in to ensure we can continue to protect these amazing creatures. Thank you.

Lizzi x

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