Shark Supporters rally for Signatures

I love to be proactive. I sit at work all day thinking about ways I can spread the word that sharks need our protection. So, I gathered up a team of shark lovers from the PADI office in Bristol as well as some friends from the area and I challenged us all to take the streets of the city centre to let the people of Bristol know that we all need to protect our ocean planet!

Shark Supporters rally for Signatures

I spent an hour in the morning blowing up huge shark balloons at a local suppliers, they had an unlimited supply of free sweets there so blew my tummy up with sugar too. I was unaware that the sharks looked slightly menacing and that I felt slightly sick.....

Armed with the 10 huge shark balloons, some 'Give sharks a Fighting Chance' campaign stickers and our Project AWARE clipboards we hit the town. To make sure we were not mistaken for fundraisers, I stuck a lovely 'We don't want your money, just your autograph' sign on the back of our clipboards!

It was a success! We got to speak to the public about shark protection and got over 420 signatures! Everyone loved the sharks too and some even thought they looked 'cute'!

We all went for some drinks after the celebrate our success and found an article this morning in the local evening post that rounded the event off nicely! Thanks everyone for taking part and joining us in making a difference!

Take a look at the article written about us in the Bristol Evening News, its aptly named: Sharks Plea to Shoppers.

Comments

The sharks did not agree with

The sharks did not agree with my friend Elisa, who is none other than my Peugout 106 1996 reg car! Shes retro and beautiful, but definately slightly on the small side and the sharks were not happy being squeezed in the back. I managed to convince them to stay put for the 10 minute drive back to HQ and they did a fab job of helping us create awareness in the city.

3 ans ago

I love to see you being

I love to see you being proactive too Jen! Great job and nice balloons. How did they look in your car?

3 ans ago