Fundraising for Clearwater Marine Animal Rescue

Just a quick post to let you know about the fun fundraising events over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page. Kit and Clowder have been celebrating 6000 members this weekend and Alyce has organised a lot of fun competitions as well as raising money for the Clearwater Marine Animal Rescue Centre. If you have seen the film Dolphin’s Tale you will know all about their amazing dolphin Winter. She was rescued having been snared by the holding rope of a crab cage and because of the damage done to her tail she had to have it amputated. She was fitted with a prosthetic tale and has inspired hundreds of people with her story of survival.

I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding keeping large marine animals such as dolphins and whales in captivity but Winter would not survive in the wild. Without her artificial tail she swims with a sideways movement rather than up and down which damages her back and could damage her spinal cord. There was an article a while back saying that Clearwater is planning to drop the shows by the dolphins, I hope they do. If you do decide to donate there is a space to leave a comment so any concerns you could voice in there.  Meanwhile they are doing fantastic work rescuing other marine animals, especially turtles, and eventually releasing them back into the wild.

If you want to find out more pop over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook Page and take a look. If you donate there are three exclusive digi images available and plenty of prizes in the competitions.

One of the digi images is of Winter and her companion Hope, another rescued dolphin who is unable to be returned to the wild. I have coloured it up using Polychromo pencils.  I am still learning how to use these and it was coloured in very quickly so I could post it today so don’t expect a fantastic work of art! (But you will find fantastic examples on the Facebook page!)

SAM_1694(watermarked)Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, one son-in-law and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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One Response to Fundraising for Clearwater Marine Animal Rescue

  1. jmhave44 says:

    Hi Pippa, Love the pencil coloring you’ve done on these frisky dolphins. They are such sleek & beautiful creatures. We tried to visit the marina where Winter lives (when we were at DD’s a couple visits ago). The place was not open when we tried. I loved seeing that movie. What a miracle that modern technology could help save this sweet creature. We usually see 3 that frolic in the water at our DD’s. Last visit, she was out back with the dogs. One bold fella (or lady!) came right up to the seawall, and seemed to be talking to us. Played around between her dock & neighbors on each side. Then some boaters tried to get closer in, and he swam away. What a delight & joy to be able to see him up close as he played. TFS such a wonderful image today. Hugs

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