Since 2015, Mikes Dive Store has been raising money for UK marine conservation activities by supporting the charity Sea-Changers. Mike’s, a leading and long established diving retailer, donates one percent of the value of all of its online sales to the charity.
Customers are invited to match the company’s generosity and make their own donations too. The money raised feeds into Sea-Changers’ grant fund, which is distributed to UK-based marine conservation projects.
Mikes Dive Store has chosen to demonstrate its already strong environmental commitment and it has recently reached the milestone of raising over £10,000 in this way. The company is one of a growing community of Sea-Changer businesses and individuals who are passionate about giving something back to the seas they love.
Sea-Changers distributes the donated money, in accordance with their funding policy, to a range of projects engaged in direct marine clean-up action, education and awareness raising about marine conservation issues, species and habitat protection, and conservation research. Many of the projects they fund undertake grassroots community conservation work that simply would not take place without the Sea-Changers grant.
Steve Brown, MD at Mikes Dive Store, said: “The UK’s seas give Mikes Dive Store’s customers a rich variety of opportunities to enjoy their sport. We are delighted to play our part in making sure there are healthy oceans and coastlines for future generations of divers to enjoy and learn from. We are proud to have reached this fundraising milestone.”
Rachel Lopata, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers, said: “It’s great working with Mikes Dive Store and to receive their fantastic support. With Christmas coming up we hope that divers and their families will choose to do their Christmas shopping at Mike’s Dive Store and raise money for more projects at the same time.”