Fun fact #1: Over 28 different species of whales and dolphins have been spotted in UK waters.
Fun fact #2: Despite having lived near the South West coast for over 23 years, I’ve yet to see a single fin.
And it’s not for lack of trying. Like pretty much everyone at SAS, I spend most of my spare time in the sea; whether I’m snorkeling, surfing, or watching jellyfish bob alongside my paddleboard. But I think they’re avoiding me.
So, instead of dolphin spotting, I decided I should dedicate my time to protecting the environment they live in. Sadly, the impact of climate change on our oceans, rivers and beaches is becoming increasingly apparent – as is the cataclysmic impact it will have on humanity as a whole. But there’s still hope, if we can come together to tackle everything from plastic pollution to ocean recovery. And this hope can be seen in the successes of charities like Surfers Against Sewage, which are built on the power of community.
That’s why I was so excited to join the SAS fundraising team in July 2021, armed with an English degree, a few years in copywriting, and a deep interest in environmental activism. As part of my role, I ensure members stay up to date with our campaigns and wins, as well as finding new ways to grow our amazing base of supporters.
Fingers crossed, karma will be kind and reward my endeavors with a humpback whale sighting or something. I can only hope.