Cheers! Drinks company back seahorse trust

Torbay Weekly

South Devon-based alcohol-free spirits company Sea Arch Drinks is teaming up with the Seahorse Trust to help boost awareness of the charity and raise much-needed funds to support its research and conservation work.

Both based locally,  Sea Arch and the trust share a passion for the coast and a commitment to protecting the natural world.

Sea Arch takes the inspiration for its name from a stunning natural sea arch off the coast of Torquay, near Beacon Cove. This cove is one of the study sites for The Seahorse Trust, with both of the British seahorse species – the spiny seahorse and the short snouted seahorse – found there, as well as elsewhere around the bay.

Sea Arch will become a member of the Trust and will donate funds to the charity and encourage its customers to make donations, and will actively promote the Trust’s news and initiatives to raise awareness of its valuable work.

Neil Garrick-Maidment, Executive Director and founder of The Seahorse Trust, said: “We are really happy to be working in partnership with Sea Arch Drinks. We share the same environmental concerns and standards, and to be associated with an environmentally aware company is brilliant news."

Sea Arch Drinks co-founder Sarah Yates said: "We’re excited about the new partnership with The Seahorse Trust, supporting the important work they do to protect the marine environment, not only here in Torbay, but across the UK and around the world. We are fortunate to have such a vast range of species living in and around our shores, and feel strongly that we have a responsibility to provide a safe and sustainable ecosystem for them. The marine conservation work that The Seahorse Trust does is vital in protecting seahorses and their natural habitats so that they – and we – can enjoy our coastlines for many years to come.”

All packaging used by the company is plastic-free and recyclable or compostable, even the paint on the bottles is solvent free, all of which is part of an environmental pledge to ensure the brand has the lowest possible impact on the environment.