A few months ago we received an email from Talitha who runs the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, she is also, in her words 'a BIG Esjay fan!'
She explained that the Turtle Rescue Programme is a project under the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation. This facility is made up of a network that helps to rescue stranded turtles of all sizes along our coastline and bring them to our rehab space at the Two Oceans Aquarium. They help them heal with good food, excellent medical care and a safe clean environment for them to get better. Once they are healthy again they are released back into the ocean (sometimes with a satellite tag) with love and a fighting chance!
Storytelling is a large part of what the programme does, as it creates a connection with people that often leads to opportunities for bigger “save the oceans” kind of conversations. They have found that people have been incredibly impacted and often changed their lifestyles and habits through the impact of a turtle rescue, rehab and release story.
The Turtle Rescue Programme exists to inform, to inspire and to make an impact through the work they do, much like Esjay Sportswear. We hope that when you wear your 'Turtle Tights' and sportswear you become a walking, running and sweating extension of the message and work done at Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, a portion of your Esjay order will be donated to the foundation too! Another way you can contribute is by sponsoring a turtle or by helping the foundation reach their fundraising target by donating to the conservation fund.
Being a proudly South African brand we are incredibly grateful for the work done by the Two Oceans Aquarium to 'save our oceans' and inspire our community to change and live more mindfully.
All the happy, snappy love,