A small homeware and gifts company has pledged its support to the Scottish Seabird Centre to help the conservation charity survive the financial impact of Covid-19.
Last month, the centre issued an urgent appeal with a fundraising target of £200,000 after chief executive Susan Davies warned it was facing closure after 20 years.
The Seabird Centre works on conservation projects such as its hugely successful SOS Puffin project, which has helped the critically endangered Atlantic puffin population recover in numbers.
It also runs an education programme, engaging with more than 4000 schoolchildren each year.
To date, the centre’s appeal – which is being backed by naturalists Chris Packham and Simon King – has raised more than £46,000.
Creature Candy has now joined the fundraising effort and has pledged to donate money through the sale of limited-edition puffin prints.
The company, based in Warwickshire, was created to raise awareness of Britain’s declining and protected wildlife species and to help raise funds for charities working to protect wildlife.
So far it has raised almost £10,000 for the charities it supports.
Lizzie Barker, founder and director of Creature Candy, said: “The Scottish Seabird Centre provides a wonderful environment for the public to enjoy and learn about seabirds and other marine animals.
“It also plays an important role in the conservation and protection of some of the most fragile habitats on the planet. Its survival is imperative and we sincerely hope we can help to make this happen.”
Creature Candy will launch its four-week campaign from Monday, June 8.
The prints – available via Crowdfunder – will cost £15 each, with £5 from each sale donated to the Scottish Seabird Centre.
To donate to the Scottish Seabird Centre directly, click here.