We are delighted to be supported by a number of high-profile Ambassadors 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.

Marc Abraham

Marc is a practicing veterinary surgeon, broadcaster, author, and animal welfare campaigner.

He regular features on shows including BBC Breakfast, ITV’s This Morning, and Sky News to highlight the importance of animal welfare. His passion for animals has seen him volunteer overseas for numerous projects across the world in countries such as Ukraine, Thailand, America, India, and China.

Marc campaigns extensively about animal welfare issues, including promoting rescue pet adoption, as well as advocating to stop the cruel puppy farming industry. In 2009, he set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign. He has recently focused his efforts on passing ‘Lucy’s Law’ into Parliament, which will ban the commercial trade in puppies and kittens as of 6 April 2020.

Outside of his TV and animal welfare campaigning, Marc regularly visits schools to teach pupils about looking after animals and works alongside other charities including Mayhew and Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.

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.