It has been a busy time for us since we moved back to England from South Africa last week and Friends for Sharks HQ is currently in Central London. The sights and sounds of London were quite a shock to the system after the peaceful beaches and mountains of False Bay, South Africa.


Since landing in the UK, we have given our first public speaking event and this was for the cast of Miss Saigon in London’s West End. We have also finalised our events for London during February 2015 and are delighted with the variety of work we will be undertaking (details of the events will be on our website calendar in due course). We are spending a day creating shark art and talking to guests at SEA LIFE London Aquarium and have an evening event with London School of Diving. We are also looking forward to our lecture with London Environmental Education Forum and are in the process of organising a lecture with the Natural History Museum. This is a solid and interesting start to our tour before we even fly to our first destination Vancouver.


I am busy planning events in New Zealand this week whilst Nicholas is working on fundraising for his Freezing Swim for Sharks. He has already been sponsored £465 with additional pledges depending on the distance he manages to swim. This is great news for us and will make a real difference in helping us reach our fundraising target.


Whilst in London we have also met up with our friends and sponsors; Shark Jewellery by DZN and Divesangha. Spending time with these people has been uplifting and inspiring and their support has given us a real boost. We are on an incredible journey and being in the company of people on their own unique life paths is such a privilege, especially when listening to their optimism and passion for saving sharks.