Walk for Whales
What is Walk for Whales?
Every year we host a sponsored, 5 mile, fun, family walk in order to raise donations for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) to help stop commercial whaling.
The walk is taking place on Sunday 8th July starting at 12.30pm from the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, passing some of London’s most famous sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and of course the EDF Energy London Eye.
What you can win if you Walk For Whales
Everyone who does the sponsored walk will gain free entrance to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium afterwards.
Plus if you do the walk in fancy dress as a marine creature you will get a free photograph at our main entrance photo point!
If you raise money using Just Giving* and email a link to your Just Giving page to firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday 8th July, you will be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes:
- 1st prize - 6 tickets to Madame Tussauds and your very own, specially moulded wax hand!
- 2nd prize – Champagne flight on the EDF Energy London Eye for 4.
- 3rd prize – 2 tickets to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
The winners will be decided by who has raised the most donations for the WDCS on Just Giving by 9.00am on Sunday 8th July.
The WDCS are also giving out prizes according to how much people raise in donations:
- Raise over £50 and get a WDCS 'Stop Whaling' cotton bag
- Raise over £100 and get a WDCS 'Stop Whaling' cotton bag and a dolphin mug
- Raise over £150 and get a WDCS whale adoption and a 'Stop Whaling' cotton bag
- Raise over £200 and get an annual pass for a SEA LIFE Centre of your choice
- Raise over £250 and get an annual pass for a SEA LIFE Centre of your choice AND a WDCS whale adoption!
How to Walk For Whales
Make a marine creature fancy dress costume to get a free photo at our entrance photo point.
Join us on Sunday 8th July at 12.00pm, outside the main entrance to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium on the Southbank in good time for us to announce prize winners, get a nice group photograph and start our walk at 12.30pm.
Why Walk For Whales
Both commercial whaling and international trade in whale products are currently banned. However, Japan, Norway and Iceland, together kill over 2000 whales each year and are expanding their international trade in whale products.
Since the world ban on whaling in 1986 over 30, 000 whales have been destroyed. Whales are long living and slow to reproduce and therefore could never be sustainably fished.
There is no humane way to kill a whale at sea; they are chased down and shot at with harpoons and rifles, often taking a long time to die whilst in a lot of pain.
The WDCS are a leading charity in whale and dolphin conservation and have been around since 1987. They have projects here in the UK as well as funding projects all around the globe! Acting as a world voice for the protection of whales and dolphins the WDCS strive to defend these amazing creatures against the many threats that they face such as pollution, entanglement in fishing nets, climate change, captivity, ship collisions and of course, whaling. WDCS’s reasons are simple; cruelty is unreasonable, extinction is forever.
Why use Just Giving
We highly recommend using the Just Giving website to collect your donations.
Just Giving allows you to easily create a webpage about your Walk For Whales for free and it should only take about 60 seconds of your time! It’s then easy to share your page address with friends via email or the Just Giving Facebook and iPhone apps.
Your friends can simply donate to the WDCS through your page so you don’t have to collect donations after your walk.
Your friends will be given the option to add gift aid to their donation meaning that you will make an extra 25% for charity on top of whatever your friends donate.
The WDCS are on the Just Giving database so it will be easy for you to add them as your chosen charity.