Wednesday, 30 July 2014

March of the Mermaids a great success for second year running

Mermaids, mermen, octopuses, prawns, pirates, sailors – even a dog-fish and a yellow submarine turned out to flip, flop and dance along Brighton’s seafront in the name of marine conservation

Sea Champion Hannah Chilton’s second annual March of the Mermaids was a huge success, and was even bigger than last year.

“The atmosphere was electric with drummers and Honour Mission leading hundreds of mariney marchers along the seafront.” Says Ed Santry, dressed as a sailor.

Other than having fun, a main aim of the parade was to highlight the problems of marine litter. “Posters and banners calling on people to help make the beach a better place, to remove their litter and to embrace the beauty of the sea told the spectators why we were there and why it is so important to conserve our seas – a great way to get a very important message across, and donations to MCS came flooding in!” explained Ed.

A huge thank you and congratulations to Sea Champion Hannah who, with the help of some great volunteers, organised the whole event including pre-event fundraisers, workshops and volunteer meetings. The number of people who take part is a testament to Hannah’s enthusiasm and energy. It is a real achievement and with the event growing year on year, it looks set to be a steady fixture in the Brighton calendar!

If you didn’t make it this year, you must be there next year – it’s a brilliant day, not to be missed.

Check out some ‘fintastic’ photos of this years event, and follow Hannah’s Facebook group to keep informed for next year>>

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