Shopping Online? Help the oceans at the same time!

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Are you doing more shopping online? Did you know that you can raise money for marine charities at the same time? Here are a couple of ways that you can help the ocean with a simple click of your mouse.

For those that use Amazon, try using Smile Amazon instead – it is the same service, but by switching to Smile Amazon and selecting the charity you wish to support, 0.5% of the net purchase price will be donated to the charity of your choice.

Another simple way to ensure your online shopping helps the oceans is to sign up to Easy Fundraising and selecting a marine charity to support. A huge number of retailers give varying donations to your selected charities, so whether you are buying a flight to go diving or doing some DIY, you will be helping protect the ocean.

On both these sites I found that you could donate to popular UK-based marine charities such as Bite-Back, Marine Conservation Society, Project Seagrass, Sea Shepherd UK & The Shark Trust. I am sure there are plenty more if your favourite is not listed here.

These are tough times for charities with many of the big events, that raise huge amounts of money, being cancelled due to COVID19. However, if more people used these simple online shopping donation sites it could make a big difference. Helping the oceans could not be easier – make your online purchases count!

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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