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Get Involved With The Auction!

We we delighted to work with the Marine Conservation Society as our headline conservation charity partner for the 2019 Wildlife & Safari Travel Show.


Details on our Conservation Partner for the 2020 Wildlife & Safari Travel Show will be announced shortly.

“Marine Conservation Society was delighted to be chosen as the 2019 Wildlife and Safari Travel Show Charity Partner.  We had a wonderful experience at the show, visitors were genuinely interested in finding out more about our work, we made valuable connections with a variety of organisations and the WSTS team co-ordinated a charity auction which raised a fantastic amount for us.  The show’s ethos of encouraging people to travel responsibly and the underpinning themes of conservation meant that WSTS was a perfect partner for us and we’d like to thank the team for their support and hospitality.”

Marine Conservation Society


We would also like to thank our very generous sponsors and exhibitors who have kindly donated some fantastic lots: holidays, limited artwork and products for the MCS Charity Auction.

You can help us to support the great work the Marine Conservation Society do to protect our oceans and beaches – by getting involved with our fundraising MCS Charity Auction on Saturday 12 October at 16:20 in the WSC Stories theatre. 

Please see the amazing donations listed below, which you can bid on, with all the proceeds going directly to the Marine Conservation Society.

Kindly donated by Marine Conservation Society and The Blowfish



A 1 year MCS membership subscription with bundle of MCS magazines, Life in Freeze Frame book – signed by the author, Doug Allan, Seashore Safari Guide by Judith Oakley and a lovely organic cotton Rapanui members Save Our Seas T-Shirt!

Plus… some amazing goodies from Blowfish, including: a nationally recognised SUP boarding lesson with certification from Waterborn SUP of Kingsbridge South Devon. A signed copy of Oceanopedia – 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn’t Know About The Sea, some Overboard Dry Bags – 1 x large phone case – 1 x 20L Dry Tube – 15L Dry Flat Bag, a years subscription to Primordial Radio and a super special collection of Blowfish goodies, including… a knackered pair of fins, an old guitar plectrum, a recipe for Italian tomato sauce and whatever else he can find in the mean time!!



Kindly donated by Avis UK


avis logo7-day car rental anywhere worldwide. Car Group A,B or C. Pick-Up Location & Return worldwide. Unlimited Millage. Age Restriction: Driver must be over 25 years of age with a full driving license.

This package is valid until 31st December 2020.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. The voucher has no monetary value. Fuel costs are not included. Please note insurance excesses may still apply. Standard Avis rental terms and conditions apply. Rental location pick-up and drop-off must be the same. A minimum of 14 days’ notice is required when placing your reservation.

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Kindly donated by APH, Airport Parking & Hotels


A Hotel and Parking Package: This lot consist of a stay at a UK airport hotel for one night (for up to two adults and two children) and up to two week’s airport parking for one car when booked as single package with APH.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The winner must use all elements of the prize on one trip • The prize must be booked and used by 31st December 2020 • Prize will be selected by APH from its current range of Hotel & Parking packages on sale on and is subject to availability • Winners are solely responsible for all expenses not specified in the prize description including those associated incidental expenses associated with claiming the prize • No substitutions and no equivalent cash value are offered.

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Kindly donated by Hurtigruten


Classic Voyage Cruise. Voyage North OR Voyage South for 2 people. Hurtigruten’s 6 and 7-day Classic Voyages are very popular among travellers who may not have time for the full round voyage, but wish to experience Norway’s stunning coastline on an authentic Norwegian adventure. Travel Oct-Mar for the chance to experience the spectacular Northern Lights or during the summer months to witness the mesmerising Midnight Sun. This voyage is offered without flights, for 2 people and is valid for travel in 2020.

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Kindly donated by Richard Symonds


A limited-edition Richard Symonds print. ‘Contemplation’ is a framed, signed and numbered limited-edition print taken from Richard’s first life-sized pencil drawing of a tiger. The print measures 100cm x 50cm inside its bespoke frame and limited to just 500 copies worldwide. The original drawing was auctioned at Christies in London with proceeds from the sale benefitting the wild Tiger through the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and subsequently the limited editions have gone on to raise many tens of thousands of pounds through auctions, fundraisers and sales. It remains Richards most collected and well-known artwork worldwide and hangs in many celebrity homes and royal households too. Richard is delighted to offer ‘Contemplation’ again for auction in aid of the ‘Marine Conservation Society’ to help towards the vital work they carry out.


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Kindly donated by Cox & Kings


A bundle collection of books including: Essential World Atlas: The comprehensive companion to our planet, Lonely Planet: The Best Place To Be, The World: A Traveller’s Guide To The Planet, National Geographic: Photographs of the Astonishing and DK Travel: Wildlife of the World.




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Kindly donated by Rachel Sinclair


Yorkshire Wildlife Park Photography Day. Learn how to get the best out of your camera! Walk through the beautiful setting of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, learning how to get the best photographs of magnificent animals as Ringtailed Lemurs, Lions. Tigers, Giraffe and much more!


Rachel will be on hand to help you learn how to use: Aperture – Shutter Speed – ISO – Composition.

– Suitable for anyone who enjoys photography – Beginners are welcome – 5 -hour experience – Entrance fee included – Maximum of 4 people – Camera and lens hire available – Goody bag including Safari Sinclair Quick Cards

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Kindly donated On Track Safaris


Hope for the Future. A signed and numbered limited-edition print taken from a pencil drawing of a Leopard and cub and based on a photograph taken by a safari guests in South Africa. The unframed print measures 27″ x 16″ and limited to just 100 copies worldwide. The original drawing was sold by a specialist wildlife gallery in South Africa with proceeds from the sale benefitting the Leopard research program by the On Track Foundation. On Track Safaris is delighted to offer ‘Hope for the Future’ again for auction in aid of the ‘Marine Conservation Society’ to help towards the vital work they carry out.


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Kindly donated by South Africa Tourism


A case of South African res wine. South Africa’s wines are rightly world-famous. The verdurous Winelands in the Western Cape are the perfect place to the country’s signature pinotage vintages.


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Kindly donated by Polar Routes 


Penguin Feeding experience for 2 Adults & 2 Children at Harewood House.

Every day at Harewood House, the charismatic Humboldt penguins are fed. You can join the keepers and have a wonderful experience you’ll never forget. Get to know the birds and help the keepers with their feed.

Please note travel and accommodation is not included, terms and conditions apply.

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Kindly donated by Craghoppers


A £250 voucher to spend online at Craghoppers.

Craghoppers is a leading, global travel and adventure clothing brand, worn by Adventurers across the world including Kevin Richardson, Pip Stewart and Gesa Neitzel, Craghoppers clothing can take you from the cold climes of Antarctica to the depths of the Amazon rainforest, defending you from biting insects, sun, cold and rain.


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Kindly donated by Speyside Wildlife


Extended Guided Day in the Cairngorms, Scotland
The Cairngorms National Park in Scotland is home to some of our most iconic but elusive species of wildlife. Finding them in this vast and spectacular landscape can be a real challenge, especially if you have limited time or are unfamiliar with the area. Our expert local guides know the area intimately, so can take you to the best locations to help you find the species or places you’d most like to see. With an Extended Day Guide, your guide will collect you from your accommodation within Strathspey or meet you at a convenient location. All transport is provided for you and up to 6 friends or family members. You can expect to be out for approx. 10 hours and the day will be tailored to your own wishes.

Prize for a maximum group size of 7 people. Sessions last approx. 10 hours * Terms & Conditions apply, transport and accommodation is not included.

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Kindly donated by Holly Budge, How Many Elephants 


Bundle of artwork and limited editions correspondence box set. Multi award-winning necklace showcases 96 elephants cut in vegetable ivory to show the daily poaching rate in Africa. Plus, a limited editions edition box set containing 6 natural A6 correspondence cards with an elephant motif, hand printed onto lokta card. With 6 envelopes and matching gift tags in black, natural and gold. All presented in a beautiful handmade keepsake box.


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Kindly donated by Elephant Gin


London Dry Gin gift box. A bottle of award-winning Elephant London Dry Gin (45% ABV) with a high-quality linen gift box packaging with a cocktail booklet.
Focused on resolutely artisan production methods, all ingredients are carefully checked for any impurities – guaranteeing the optimal flavour profile. Without any artificial flavouring, Elephant Gin only uses locally sourced spring water to bring its products to their required alcoholic volumes.

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About the Marine Conservation Society:

Our vision
Seas full of life – seas and coasts where nature flourishes and people thrive.

Our mission
To drive political, cultural and social change for healthy seas and coasts that support abundant marine wildlife, sustainable livelihoods and enjoyment for all.

What we stand for
Science and people – our staff, volunteers, supporters and partners – are at the heart of everything we do.

We act because everyone relies on the ocean to survive, from the air we breathe to the food we eat.
By helping people to discover, value and enjoy being connected to our seas, we can all make better decisions today, which will ensure seas full of life for future generations.

Why we need to act
Our seas are under threat – from pollution, overfishing and a lack of protection. We are taking too much out, for example fish and oil – often using intensive or destructive techniques. We are putting too much in – waste, pollution and damaging development.

What we need to achieve
Stop taking too much out of our seas
MCS will work to ensure sustainable use of the seas by minimising harm when we harvest resources, for example through fishing and oil extraction.

Stop putting too much into our seas
MCS will work to prevent and clean up marine litter and pollution, and to minimise damage from development and climate change.

Details on the MCS charity auction to follow soon!