July 16, 2008 Post subject: Helping underprivileged London divers
Coral Cay Conservation is looking for support in kind from divers in the UK and Southern Philippines to help with our 2008 Coral Reef Scholarship Programme. To commemorate the International Year of the Reef, Jack Petchey Foundation (JPF) awarded £41,000 to CCC to implement the Programme and give 20 lucky scholars from underprivileged background in London the chance to contribute to CCC’s conservation work in the Philippines.
The programme consists of four phases: Phases 1 (delivery of workshops to 1,300 pupils at 27 London schools) and 2 (Expedition Training Workshops for 50 pupils) have been successfully completed. Phases 3 (delivery of 20 scholarship placements this summer) and 4 (mentoring services) are ongoing. (http://www.coralcay.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=415&Itemid=605)
All we are looking for is old, unused dive kit of any sort that you are willing to donate to what I think is a very worthy cause. We have managed to secure most of the gear but if anyone is willing to donation a pair of booties that may not match but are the same size or a wetsuit they have over-wore or outgrown, please let us know and we can make the necessary arrangements for collection or post.
We are looking for:
6 wetsuits (2S, 4M)
8 Digital Depth Gauges
8 Underwater Wrist Mounted Compasses
8 Booties 2S, 4M, 2ML
7 Fins (open foot)
Any donation will go a long way to helping our cause and once the Jack Petchey Scholars are through with the gear it will go on to help a countless number of local scholars in the Philippines.