Lundy trip nets haul for conservation

Joseph Bulmer

A trip to Lundy Island organised by The Co-operative has netted �2,000 for the Marine Conservation Society, enabling them to continue with their vital work to ensure a safe future for UK seas.

A total of 250 Co-operative members made the trip to the Marine Nature Reserve, joined by representatives from the Marine Conservation Society and on Monday both groups met at Ilfracombe Aquarium to mark the achievement.

Co-operative members across the UK successfully campaigned for the introduction of the Marine Act in 2009, which included the requirement to introduce a new marine protected areas to give other parts of the UK a heightened level of protection similar to Lundy.

Sam Grayston, Co-operative Membership Manager for the South and West said: “The success of the Marine Act campaign illustrated the power of democracy and a year on, we wanted to continue our support for the cause by raising money for the Marine Conservation Society.

“Lundy Island is a spectacular destination for nature lovers and it was a real privilege to work with the experts at the Marine Conservation Society to organise this fantastic fundraising trip.”

The MCS Your Seas Your voice project is continuing to collect votes for where the public think there should be more marine protection. People can still have their say by going to