I’ve been passionate about our seas since 1994 when I was stuck in hospital for 6 months and fell in love with a TV programme called “The Aquanauts.” It was always my dream to learn about it after learning how to walk again and since 2001 have helped to launch shark conservation campaigns, set-up marine conservation projects overseas, protested against dolphin & whale hunting outside the Japanese Embassy in London and gone undercover in a shark and manta ray fishery market in Indonesia to help get vital evidence to help get manta rays protected at a CITES convention in Bangkok. Through all this time I was always passionate about the work that Surfers Against Sewage was doing.
Since returning to the UK I’ve always continued to be passionate about our local seas and fell in love with SAS’s “Plastic Free Communities Project” and set up Plastic Free Purbeck to do something positive and spread the SAS word of how people could help in little ways to create change. I’m so proud that I helped Swanage to become a Plastic Free Community and am now working my scuba fins off to help the rest of Purbeck to follow suit. Watch this space. I live, breathe & even sleep working out ways to help others learn about our seas and what they can do to help.
I’m also a Marine Medic First Responder and pick up lost pieces of plastic and inflatables on my camper van travels and reunite them to loved homes where I can.