Wednesday 28 January 2015

Sea Shepherd: Got The Money

What would you do if you won the lottery? Go mad on holidays, new cars and houses, get that gold-plated pony you always wanted? Make sure your close friends and family were looked after?
If you're like our friends at marine rescue charity Sea Shepherd, the choice is clear. They used the money from a hugely generous donation in the only way they knew would make sense.
They've bought themselves a brand-spanking new ship.
Amsterdam's Good Money Gala, an annual lottery-funded award given to organistaions that the judging panel feel are working for 'a fairer, greener world', gifted Sea Shepherd a stonking €8.3 million--their largest donation to the charity to date.
CEO of Sea Shepherd Global, Alex Cornellisen, outlined how the charity planned to spend the money.
"Sea Shepherd will now be able to have a custom-designed ship built, capable of achieving speeds that far exceed any of the vessels in our current fleet. After researching possible shipbuilders for the last two years, negotiations with Dutch shipbuilder Damen has resulted in a blueprint of our ideal ship.
"We are now able to proceed with the purchase of our dream ship and lift our conservation efforts to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal exploitation to the next level."
This is obviously fantastic news and a major boost for a group that's already doing fantastic work, defending the beautiful ceatures of the deep from poachers. Pirates, beware!

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