Innovative Fundraising Initiatives by Take 3 for the Sea Supporters in the Battle Against Plastic Pollution

Did you hear about freediver Michaela Werner’s Guiness World Record that aims to raise $10,000 for Take 3 for the Sea? And do you remember Mitch Drover who walked 1,000 km from Melbourne to Newcastle, raising more than $5,000 to help us unleash the power of three to tackle plastic pollution? Would you like to raise money for Take 3 for the Sea too? 

Well, if world record bids and marathon athletic challenges aren’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other ways to raise funds. Take a look at some of the diverse ways our supporters have turned their hands to fundraising for the cause they care about.  

Celebrated ceramicist creates sculptures inspired by kelp forests 

Ambassador Milly Dent, Sydney-based ceramicist and designer, reimagines the everyday through handcrafted ceramic tableware, sculpture, and lighting. Her distinct pieces are inspired by the natural world, and as a response to modern-day disposable culture.  

In November, Milly will be showcasing her Vestiges collection, which speaks to the alarming decline of kelp forests surrounding the Sydney coastline. Through this collection, Milly hopes to inspire a greater appreciation for the intertidal ecosystem and foster a sense of responsibility to protect it. 

Milly is very generously donating 10% of all sales of this collection to Take 3 for the Sea. She is an ardent believer in protecting our oceans and believes that “without this lifeforce as the underlying inspiration across all my practise, what would it be!” 

Milly’s ceramic works will be on show at Poor Toms in Marrickville, Sydney on 10th, 11th & 12th of November if you would like to see her beautiful work in person.  

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Student Entrepreneurs hope to Restore the Ocean, one cup at a time 

A group of entrepreneurial and creative individuals at Bond University, QLD used a university grant to establish a business selling stylish and eco-friendly glass coffee cups and are donating all proceeds to Take 3 for the Sea.  

The decision for SeaGLASS to support Take 3 for the Sea came from the team’s awareness of the urgent issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Witnessing sea animals entangled in plastic and reading alarming statistics regarding plastic pollution deeply affected this community of students who are closely connected to the ocean. 

Eva Andersson, Marketing Manager at SeaGLASS said, “Take 3 for the Sea’s commitment to not only cleaning up beaches but also raising awareness and educating the public on the importance of reducing single-use plastics aligns perfectly with our collective vision for a more sustainable and cleaner environment.” 

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Little Pago inspires a generation of young ocean lovers 

Illustrator, graphic designer, and mother of four, Lauren Briggs, wanted to help young children learn about plastic pollution. So she wrote a children’s book, Little Pago, that follows the journey of a young turtle as he swims through the ocean and meets other sea creatures. The beautifully illustrated book provides an imaginative and inspiring story about friendship, perseverance and the way each of us can help keep marine animals safe for future generations.   

Lauren’s publisher, Boolarong Press, donates a percentage of each sale to Take 3 for the Sea to support our education programs and help us reach our goal of educating 1 million kids by 2030. 

Little Pago is available to purchase online here. More information and further resources can be found on the Little Pago website.  


Have these stories inspired you to raise funds for Take 3 for the Sea? Why not get in touch and tell us your idea and we’ll do what we can to support you.  

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