Puffin Prints To Help Save Scottish Seabird Centre

by Creature Candy in Shipston On Stour, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th July 2020 we successfully raised £13,198 with 561 supporters in 28 days

£5 from the sale of each limited edition puffin print will be donated to the Scottish Seabird Centre. Let's help keep their doors open!

by Creature Candy in Shipston On Stour, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the extra money, we will be able to donate more to the Scottish Seabird Centre, and help them reach their £200k target even quicker! 


As a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Scottish Seabird Centre is in trouble. They need to raise 200k by the end of July or their doors may sadly close for the last time. As a small business that raises funds for a number of British wildlife charities, we had to do something to help. So we have created a limited edition puffin print to raise awareness and funds for SSC. 

The prints are £15, and we will donate £5 from each print directly to SSC. Our target is £10k, with a £3333 donation to SSC. We would be so grateful if you could help us raise awareness of the campaign and also make a donation. 

ABOUT THE SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE

The SSC is an education and conservation charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment (Reg Charity SCO25837). The centre has been connecting people and nature for 20 years, inspiring them to love and care for our iconic seabirds and marine wildlife. The need to protect the marine environment has never been greater. All their education and conservation activities motivate people to make positive changes in their own lives to protect our marine environment now and in the future. 

Due to the closure of their Visitor Centre in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the charity's future is under threat. Your donation will help secure their future, giving more people the opportunity to engage with Scotland's marine environment. It will also support their community conservation action now and in years to come. 

ABOUT CREATURE CANDY

Our little business is made up of a team of three people - Lizzie, Della & Ruth. Hi! Our primary aims are to raise awareness of declining wildlife and raise funds for wildlife charities. All our products feature declining British wildlife species and we donate 10% from every sale price to twelve different wildlife charities including the Bat Conservation Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. 

All our products are designed, made or printed in the UK. We have now donated almost £10,000 as a result of sales so far. At a time when much of Britain’s wildlife is in dramatic decline, Creature Candy helps make a difference and will hopefully inspire others to do the same.

www.creaturecandy.co.uk

LIMITED EDITION PUFFIN PRINT

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Our beautiful prints feature a hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. They are A4 sized and are designed and made in England. The prints are printed on FSC approved paper, are inserted into biodegradable cello bags and come unframed. 

A pledge of £15 will cover the cost of the print and postage. Prints will be posted within two weeks of the end of the crowdfunding campaign. 

If you live abroad and would like a print, please email us before you pledge and we will try to arrange this for you. 

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SIGNED PRINTS

We are delighted to add a new reward to our page from 25th June. Gordon Buchanan has kindly signed ten of our prints, and added a little message on the back too. Thank you so much for doing this for us Gordon, we really appreciate it. 

Signed prints are £25 with a £15 donation to SSC. You can find these prints in the "Reward" section. 

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We are very excited to add another new reward for our final week. Chris Packham has kindly signed ten of our prints. We have been totally spoilt this week! Thank you so much for doing this for us Chris, we really appreciate it. 

Signed prints are £25 with a £15 donation to SSC. You can find these prints in the "Reward" section. 

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SUPPORTERS

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the following people: 

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Gordon Buchanan - Wildlife Cameraman, Presenter & Public Speaker 

Gordon says: 

“Buying this beautiful puffin print will help save the Scottish Seabird Centre.  These are hard times for so many but this amazing charity does so much great work in conservation that its closure is will deny so many children the opportunity to be inspired by the marine world."

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Chris Packham - TV Presenter & Naturalist

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Lorraine Kelly - TV Presenter

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Nick Baker - TV Presenter & Naturalist

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Mark Carwardine - Zoologist, Environmental Activist & Award-Winning Writer, TV & Radio Presenter

Mark says:

“I’ve been to the Scottish Seabird Centre on several occasions over the years and have always been very impressed with its fantastic conservation and education work and, not least, with those mind-boggling seabird colonies. Do please help with this critical campaign - we can’t just sit by and watch such an important charity close its doors for good.”

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Kate On Conservation - Conservation Blogger

PRESS COVERAGE

Thanks to the following press for covering our story: 

Business Mondays

STV News

Lothian Loop

The Sunday Post

Third Force News

THANK YOU'S

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the following people and businesses for their help and support during our campaign: 

Jo Medlicott for our beautiful puffin illustration. 

Georgia De Lotz for our gorgeous photograph. 

Susan Davies - CEO Scottish Seabird Centre 

Chris Packham

Lorraine Kelly

Nick Baker

Mark Carwardine

Gordon Buchanan

Kate Stephenson

Kevin Morgans

Mangojuice Gallery

Little Green Space

Foxglove and Bee

The Edinburgh Birdwatcher - for numerous posts on social media! 

Crowdfunder - for your guidance

DONATE DIRECTLY TO THE SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE

If you would like to donate directly to the Scottish Seabird Centre, then you can do so via their JustGiving page which can be found here:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SeabirdSOS

AND FINALLY……

We really hope you choose to support us and the Scottish Seabird Centre. Every little donation, recommendation and social media post really does make a big difference. Thank you. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Limited Edition Puffin Print

Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£30 or more

2 x Limited Edition Puffin Prints

With this pledge you will receive two prints. Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£45 or more

3 x Limited Edition Puffin Prints

Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£75 or more

5 x Limited Edition Puffin Prints

Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£150 or more

Group Purchase -10 x Limited Edition Puffin Prints

With this pledge you will receive ten prints. Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Signed Puffin Print - Gordon Buchanan

£15 will be donated to SSC. Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

£25 or more

39 of 39 claimed

Signed Puffin Print - Chris Packham

£15 will be donated to SSC. Our limited edition puffin prints have been created in colour, specifically for the Scottish Seabird Centre. The print features a beautiful hand drawn image of a puffin Fratercula arctica. Each print is presented on textured paper, giving the image a sense of depth and realism. The print is A4 sized, unframed, designed and made in England, and printed on FSC approved paper.

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