Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

CRRU Outboard Motor Appeal

Fundraising for Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit
£5,184
raised of £8,000 target
by 68 supporters
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Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit's fundraising, 11 February 2010
Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit

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We are currently struggling to raise funds for a new E-TEC outboard for the charity's whale and dolphin research and rescue boat, "Orca II".

After six long and dutiful years of service, and over 1,000 hours on the clock, the CRRU's former trusty Evinrude motor finally gave-up-the-ghost in September last year. She was subsequently transported to a specialist mechanic in Edinburgh at the end of the season for a full diagnosis, and this sadly revealed extensive water-damage to the engines fuel injectors -- the replacement cost of which significantly outweighed the value of the engine itself.

Consequently, we now find ourselves in urgent need of funds for a replacement engine at a purchase price of approximately £8,000 with fitting. Unfortunately, items such as engines and vehicles are very low on the list of funding priorities for most grant awarding bodies, even though this equipment is absolutely vital to our research and rescue efforts with whales and dolphins in Scotland. Therefore we are desperately trying to raise donations and revenue to get our vessel back on the water as soon as possible.

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Any donations, however big or small, are gratefully welcomed, and we look forward to keeping you updated on our progress. On behalf of the whales and dolphins and marine wildlife in Scotland, we thank you for your support!

With all best wishes and thanks

The CRRU team

About the charity

Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit

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Formed in 1997, the Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU) is a small, non-profit research organisation based in NE Scotland. Located in the beautiful heritage fishing village of Gardenstown, near Banff, on the southern coastline of the outer Moray Firth, the group is dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Scottish waters through scientific investigation, environmental education, and the provision of professional, veterinary assistance to sick, stranded and injured individuals.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,183.64
+ £312.23 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,272.00
Offline donations
£2,911.64

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