Project AWARE: Finathon Champion Andrew Barrett is swimming to end finning today!

29 May

This article is courtesy of Project AWARE.


Andrew Barrett Finathon Champion Philippines
Finathon Champion Andrew Barrett is swimming to end finning today. He’s raised a FINtastic $900 and is set to swim 7.5km. Show our Calypso Team swimmers your support! Good Luck. http://bit.ly/11nMljb

A love of eating pies and protecting sharks has inspired one scuba diver to make a pledge he may regret! If his fundraising target is met he’ll swim 1,500 metres. But for every $10 over the target PADI Master Instructor, Andrew Barrett will swim an extra 100 metres.  This puts Andrew’s Finathon™ challenge firmly in the hands of his friends. The more dollars people donate the more he’ll have to swim so please give generously to protect sharks.

Andrew brings a sense of humour to his fundraising appeal: “Luckily there are no shark fins or shark products in mince pies!  I’m an enormous fan of both sharks and mince pies. Unfortunately the mince pies have expanded my waistline and the Finathon™ is a great way for me to hopefully burn off some of the excess calories and save sharks at the same time. The competition with in Calypso Diving is strong and within my competitive nature there can only be two winners- the SHARKS and ME!”

Good Luck to all the Calypso swimmers on 29 May 2013. Support sharks and donate to the Calypso team or join the Finathon™ and get swimming to end finning.

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