We are delighted to be supported by a number of high-profile Patrons who share our determination to highlight the diversity of marine wildlife found along the Sussex coastline, whilst also showing an interest in the actions that can be taken to conserve it as well.

Patrons enable us to reach out to the public, the media and our corporate sponsors. We are hugely grateful to the following individuals acting as patrons:

Billy Heaney

Billy is an outgoing, adventurous and fun-loving Zoologist who is passionate about wildlife and inspiring others to learn more about the natural world. 

He completed his BSc in Zoology and master’s by Research at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus and has been signed as a wildlife presenter by David Foster Management.

Billy also runs his own film production company, Muddy Duck Productions, which aims to help communicate conservation stories and science to anyone through engaging and inspiring films. 


Aaron Gekoski

Aaron is an award-winning environmental photojournalist, film-maker and TV presenter, specialising in human-animal conflict.

He fronts environmental film series across a number of networks, and aims to make conservation accessible to all through entertaining and educational content.

Aaron is founder and lead investigator at Raise the Red Flag, a global campaign to end cruelty in the Wildlife Tourism industry.

His articles and images regularly appear in the international press and have won numerous awards, including the coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.


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