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Vital funds raised for UK Wetlands charity through partnership with Clockwork Soldier
Clockwork Soldier has released a new, innovative origami gift for children designed to educate them through play about our wetlands. Designed for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity, 10% of our profits go to the charity, helping to support and promote awareness of the work they do.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, working to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives. Sir Peter Scott set up the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge as a centre for science and conservation in 1946, and they now welcome a million visitors each year to ten Wetland Sites in the UK, undertaking more research and conservation projects around the world than ever.
Clockwork Soldier founder, Rob Dakin, is passionate about the environment and his entire business is driven by its commitment to sustainability and doing right by the planet. Partnering with the WWT was a natural extension of this commitment, and the result is the wonderful Wetland Wildlife Origami and the playful Create Your Own Blow Ducks.
Speaking about the partnership, Rob said: “Clockwork Soldier as a company and a collective of people care deeply about environmental issues, in particular our focus on sustainability. We love what we do, it gives us great joy and hopefully brings joy to others. This is the main drive to find sustainable ways of doing things. I am so thrilled to have been able to develop this ethos further by partnering with the WWT, who do such vital work for our wetland nature. It is exciting to think that children can play with and interact with our Wetland Wildlife Origami, hopefully learn something and we can raise money to support the charity’s conservation projects at the same time.”
Wetland Wildlife Origami has been designed to enable children to become a nature explorer in the wonderful wetlands. You can make six large origami birds, animals, and amphibians in the crafty kit. Clockwork Soldier believe firming in learning through play, and this new product is no exception. You can learn about wildlife around, on and under the water with lots of fun facts.
Chief Executive of the WWT, Sarah Fowler, said: “I work to inspire everybody to connect with and care for our natural world and realise the benefits this brings for people and nature. The partnership with Clockwork Soldier enables us to spread our message further and encourage the next generation to take an active part in loving and protecting our wetlands.”