Guests and Staff at Weymouth SEA LIFE Park have been busy raising money for charity this year by suggesting names for SEA LIFE’s new baby Nurse Shark!
“The male shark, born back in 2010 has unfortunately lived almost the first year of his life without a name.” said Richard Dilly, Entertainments Manager. He continued:
“So, staff at Weymouth SEA LIFE decided to hold an innovative “Name the Nurse Shark” competition for the “Merlin’s Magic Wand” charity which helps disadvantaged children and children with disabilities to enjoy fantastic days out at Merlin’s flagship attractions, such as SEA LIFE, Alton Towers and THORPE PARK.”
After two weeks of fundraising our lucky winner, Codie Fisher (7) from Blandford, Dorset was selected at random from almost 200 suggestions. She is the lucky winner of a family Merlin Annual Pass, as well as, of course, the chance to name our nurse shark.
Discovery Team member, Emily Goodwin, was thrilled to announce the winning name – “We are delighted to officially welcome “Elmo” as one of the newest members of our team and are really proud to have raised around £200 for such a worthy cause!”
Cody will be visiting the park on Wednesday 18th May at 11am with two of her friends to officially name “Elmo” and she will also have the opportunity to feed the sharks with a member of our dedicated displays team.
Weymouth SEA LIFE Park, as well as raising money for Merlin’s Magic Wand, supports conservation charities such as the turtle hospital in Zakynthos, Greece, and will be hoping to raise even more money from 23rd May to 5th June during our “Turtle Fest” celebration.