A small business from Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, have joined the effort to save the much-loved Scottish Seabird Centre.
Creature Candy, a nature inspired homewares and gifts company, have agreed to help raise money for the Scottish Seabird Centre through the sale of limited edition puffin prints, as they suffer from financial difficulties due to COVID-19.
Creature Candy are no strangers to supporting conservation charities. The company was created to raise awareness of Britain’s declining and protected wildlife species, to encourage and inspire people to take an active role in conservation, and to help raise funds for those charities working hard to protect wildlife. So far they have raised almost £10,000 for the charities they support.
In order to avoid permanent closure, the Scottish Seabird Centre has set an overall fundraising target of £200,000. In the 20 years that the conservation charity has been operating, they have used their resources to educate people about the Scottish marine environment, and to support conservation projects.
Creature Candy want to do their bit to ensure the centre can continue their important work. “Creature Candy are proud to support a number of wildlife charities and important conservation projects,” said Lizzie Barker, founder and director of Creature Candy. “The Scottish Seabird Centre provides a wonderful environment for the public to enjoy and learn about seabirds and other marine animals. It also plays an important role in the conservation and protection of some of the most fragile habitats on the planet. Its survival is imperative and we sincerely hope we can help to make this happen.”
Therefore on Monday 8th June, Creature Candy is launching a four-week campaign via Crowdfunder to sell limited edition puffin art prints. The prints will cost £15 each, with £5 from each print sold going to the Seabird Centre. They have set a goal of £10,000 in total (a donation of £3333 for the centre), but are hoping to raise as much as possible.