Save the whales on Saturday

THE Sea Shepherd’s campaign to end whaling is as constant as the change of tides and on Saturday at The Whale Jam, artists, musos, performers and the whale faithful unite to raise funds and awareness.

The collaboration shows support for the whale campaign is as widespread as ever and now it’s the Coffs Coast community’s chance to help the Sea Shepherd end the whales’ plight.

The Whale Jam is being held at Open Studio, 2/25 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour, from 2pm. Entry is a gold coin donation.

You can bid on an array of ocean-themed artworks by local and national artists, with all proceeds going directly to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The event will feature a stellar line-up of bands including iconic Brisbane group The Deckchairs, who will be supported by local acts Matty Effin Morison, Hotels On Mayfair, The Outcome, Stoneage Romeos, Corpus Mingus, Ran MC and DJ Torque.

Enjoy food from Muntaj, grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win whale-watching passes, a wetsuit top or hamper, listen to live music and admire great art in this holistic fundraiser for the whales.

Sea Shepherd’s Coffs Harbour co-ordinator, Joshua Harrison, said the Whale Jam was a family-friendly event for any age group.

“There is something for everyone, young and old, so bring the family down and get involved,” Mr Harrison said.

“While the aim of the event is to raise funds, raising awareness is the aim of the campaign, so bring your kids along and teach them how to look after our ocean.”

This fundraiser comes after a successful campaign against the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.

Pressure by the Sea Shepherd’s persistent and passionate crew of volunteers saw more than 800 whales saved when the whaling fleet retreated weeks before the season’s end.

For more information, go to http://www.seashepherd.org/australia/coffs-harbour.html.



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