Friends of Horsey Seals
"This campaign is a huge deal and deserves as much support as possible...the seals mean a lot to the people of Blakeney."
In 2019, we funded Friends of Horsey Seals, a small charity based in Horsey on the Norfolk coast. Their mission is to protect the Grey Seals that live and breed locally. Grey seals are common in the area but are rare globally and Britain is home to around 50% of the world population.
The aim of the project we funded was to make the public aware of a problem caused by plastic flying rings – the sort kids and dogs play with on the beach. When these float off into the sea … well, seals are naturally inquisitive animals and when they encounter new objects they like to play with them too. Unfortunately, a young seal can get entangled in a flying ring causing serious, potentially fatal, injuries as the seal grows.