Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
1:41 PM 29th March 2021

Save Our Sharks!

Katy Duke, CEO of The Deep said: “As an education and environmental charity, we rely solely on visitor admissions. We first closed our doors one year ago, after the nationwide lockdown was announced, and although we were able to reopen for 14 weeks during the summer, we weren’t able to operate at full capacity, so the last 12 months have certainly been financially very challenging.

“We’ve been blown away by the generosity of local people and business in Hull, Yorkshire and beyond – but we’re not out of troubled waters yet.”

With running costs of approximately £5,500 per day, The Deep has had to get creative when it came to fundraising.

Katy continued: “Over lockdown, we launched our new private dining experience with Rupert & Darwin and ‘Friends of The Deep’ scheme. And now, I’m delighted that our new ‘Corporate Friends of The Deep’ sponsorship packages are available, allowing more flexibility across a range of options for businesses that want to get involved.”

Separated into five packages – the fish, jellyfish, stingray, turtle and shark – business can pledge anything from £500 to receive a range of perks including free tickets for The Deep. Bespoke packages can also be arranged.

Katy added: “We are delighted to be working with some amazing local companies – including Arco and Lasercroft Flooring – who have been incredibly generous. If any other business would like to support The Deep, our conservation and education work please visit our website for more details.”

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