Help The Reef-World Foundation Win £1,000 To Protect Coral Reefs

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The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme's Green Fins initiative – is asking for UK residents to nominate the charity for a £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards.

Nominations are open until Sunday 24 May and you can vote for Reef-World (charity number 1157096) online at Winners will be drawn at random and the more times Reef-World is nominated, the more chance it has of being selected.

Reef-World is working to make sustainable diving the social norm through Green Fins, an initiative to help dive and snorkel operators become more sustainable, as well as educate tourists about best environmental practice. Green Fins provides the only internationally recognised environmental standards for snorkelling and scuba diving and enables policymakers to identify areas of high environmental risk within the industry, meaning they can work with local business to find suitable solutions to local threats.

Should Reef-World win the Movement for Good awards, the £1,000 funding would go towards educating the marine tourism industry about the simple things they can do to improve their sustainability and protect coral reefs. The charity is asking like-minded people to use their social media channels and ask as many people as possible to nominate Reef-World for the award.

Samantha Craven, Programmes Manager at The Reef-World Foundation, said: 'We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who nominates Reef-World in the Movement for Good Awards. The more nominations we receive, the higher our chance of winning a £1,000 grant – so your nomination really counts!  As a small team running the Green Fins sustainable diving initiative in 11 countries around the world, we know how to make a little go a long way. If we’re lucky enough to win this funding, we will make sure the donation helps maximise our conservation impact for coral reefs.'

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, says: 'We’re delighted to announce the launch of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards for the second year running. The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties. Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

'We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.'

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