New Whale Please!

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New Whale Please!

Project 2013-06-18 02:29:16 +1200


We are Project Jonah, the not-for-profit whale rescue charity. We work to protect and save whales and dolphins in New Zealand, particularly when they strand. We do this by presenting to schools and raising awareness but primarily by training members of the public around the country to become Marine Mammal Medics - hundreds every year, from Kaitaia to Bluff and all points in between. Our training consists of a one day course presented by volunteers and endorsed by the Department of Conservation. You first spend 4 hours in the classroom and then 2-3 hours on the beach, learning first aid skills and techniques with our realistic inflatable whales and dolphins.

Unfortunately our training dolphin, Moko, is in a bad way and needs replacing. We need your help to replace him with a realistic inflatable pilot whale and we've been working on the design with a boat-builder. There's just one hitch - it's going to cost $5,000. 

Can you enable us to train more volunteers to be ready when whales & dolphins strand? 

From just $6 you could become a Fluke Fanatic, Cetacean Supporter, Humpback Helper, Dolphin Devotee, Porpoise Patron or a Blue Whale Backer and make a real difference to the lives of whales and dolphins in New Zealand. 

Depending on your generosity, you will receive gifts, such as our reusable Keepcup, a t-shirt or even the chance to train with the new whale and at the same time become a Marine Mammal Medic.

Everyone who makes a pledge also gets to submit their suggestion for the name of the newest member of our family. Once we have the suggestions we'll draw the winning name from a hat!

As a secondary goal, if we raise a further $4,000 ($9,000 in total), we will be able to purchase TWO WHALES, allowing us to train even more volunteers. 

Make your pledge before the end of July so that we can have our whale ready to go for our next training season which begins in October.

We will be running our public training events on the dates and at the locations below:

Saturday 12 October – Auckland  

Sunday 13 October – Auckland     

Friday 8 November – Whangarei          

Saturday 16 November – Wellington 

Sunday 17 November – Wellington

Saturday 7 December – Christchurch

Saturday 14 December – Dunedin

Sunday 15 December – Invercargill 

Saturday 22 February – Golden Bay 

Sunday 23 February – Nelson/Picton 

Saturday 1 March – Whitianga

Saturday 8 March – Auckland

Sunday 9 March – Auckland

Saturday 22 March - Tauranga


For more details of our training courses, click here...

It's volunteers who help Project Jonah do what we do - please help us help marine mammals throughout New Zealand by pledging today to support our cause.

You can find out more about Project Jonah on facebook and on our website.

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Update 4

01/08/2013 at 6:12 AM

24 hours to go, $870 needed for success - have you all shared this with friends, family, colleagues, friendly strangers with credit cards? Lets get this whale so that we can train more volunteers and save more whales on the beaches this summer. Who's with us?

You need to pledge to see this update.

Update 2

19/07/2013 at 12:32 AM

With just over 2 weeks to go, we're a few dollars short of the 20% mark. Thanks to those pledgers so far - who is is going to help us get our new whale? Thanks so far to Nancy, Fiona, Ciaran, Bec, Yasmine, Linda, Carley, Christine, Robyn, Jim, Mary, Karen, Claire and Janelle (phew!). We're getting there but still a long way to go.

Update 1

15/07/2013 at 11:54 PM

Less than 3 weeks to go and we're only 5% towards our goal of a new training whale. Please pledge - unless we reach the target, we receive nothing! Thanks to those who have pledged so far - 10 of you at an average of almost $30! Tell your friends, family and their friends - even a pledge of $6 will get us a step closer to our goal.

    Pledgers 66

    Cameron Sang
    2013-08-02 10:18:29 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-02 10:17:50 +1200
    Mark Rigby
    2013-08-02 10:15:48 +1200
    Emily
    2013-08-02 09:26:59 +1200
    Linda Russell
    2013-08-02 08:54:48 +1200
    Jan Larres
    2013-08-02 00:11:51 +1200
    Chye-Mei Huang
    2013-08-01 23:35:29 +1200
    Shan Brider
    2013-08-01 22:45:54 +1200
    Nichole Romanowska
    2013-08-01 22:08:24 +1200
    Lydia Uddstrom
    2013-08-01 20:09:48 +1200
    Sarah Duff
    2013-08-01 19:27:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-01 18:26:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-01 18:09:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-01 17:53:00 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-01 11:56:43 +1200
    Anne Green
    2013-08-01 06:53:05 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-07-31 23:05:36 +1200
    Margaret Higgins
    2013-07-31 23:03:46 +1200
    Tracey
    2013-07-31 21:33:16 +1200
    Emily Kemp
    2013-07-31 21:00:05 +1200
    thorstenNz
    2013-07-31 20:53:37 +1200
    Mike Cochrane
    2013-07-31 20:08:22 +1200
    Rachael Heslop
    2013-07-31 19:50:18 +1200
    Phil and Laura Rees
    2013-07-31 19:44:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-07-31 19:02:20 +1200
    Leanne Finn
    2013-07-31 18:47:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-07-31 17:57:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-07-31 17:50:16 +1200
    Kelly Adams
    2013-07-31 17:33:19 +1200
    Chris Harris
    2013-07-31 16:49:57 +1200

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    New Whale Please!

    Project 2013-06-18 02:29:16 +1200


    We are Project Jonah, the not-for-profit whale rescue charity. We work to protect and save whales and dolphins in New Zealand, particularly when they strand. We do this by presenting to schools and raising awareness but primarily by training members of the public around the country to become Marine Mammal Medics - hundreds every year, from Kaitaia to Bluff and all points in between. Our training consists of a one day course presented by volunteers and endorsed by the Department of Conservation. You first spend 4 hours in the classroom and then 2-3 hours on the beach, learning first aid skills and techniques with our realistic inflatable whales and dolphins.

    Unfortunately our training dolphin, Moko, is in a bad way and needs replacing. We need your help to replace him with a realistic inflatable pilot whale and we've been working on the design with a boat-builder. There's just one hitch - it's going to cost $5,000. 

    Can you enable us to train more volunteers to be ready when whales & dolphins strand? 

    From just $6 you could become a Fluke Fanatic, Cetacean Supporter, Humpback Helper, Dolphin Devotee, Porpoise Patron or a Blue Whale Backer and make a real difference to the lives of whales and dolphins in New Zealand. 

    Depending on your generosity, you will receive gifts, such as our reusable Keepcup, a t-shirt or even the chance to train with the new whale and at the same time become a Marine Mammal Medic.

    Everyone who makes a pledge also gets to submit their suggestion for the name of the newest member of our family. Once we have the suggestions we'll draw the winning name from a hat!

    As a secondary goal, if we raise a further $4,000 ($9,000 in total), we will be able to purchase TWO WHALES, allowing us to train even more volunteers. 

    Make your pledge before the end of July so that we can have our whale ready to go for our next training season which begins in October.

    We will be running our public training events on the dates and at the locations below:

    Saturday 12 October – Auckland  

    Sunday 13 October – Auckland     

    Friday 8 November – Whangarei          

    Saturday 16 November – Wellington 

    Sunday 17 November – Wellington

    Saturday 7 December – Christchurch

    Saturday 14 December – Dunedin

    Sunday 15 December – Invercargill 

    Saturday 22 February – Golden Bay 

    Sunday 23 February – Nelson/Picton 

    Saturday 1 March – Whitianga

    Saturday 8 March – Auckland

    Sunday 9 March – Auckland

    Saturday 22 March - Tauranga


    For more details of our training courses, click here...

    It's volunteers who help Project Jonah do what we do - please help us help marine mammals throughout New Zealand by pledging today to support our cause.

    You can find out more about Project Jonah on facebook and on our website.

    Comments

    Update 4

    01/08/2013 at 6:12 AM

    24 hours to go, $870 needed for success - have you all shared this with friends, family, colleagues, friendly strangers with credit cards? Lets get this whale so that we can train more volunteers and save more whales on the beaches this summer. Who's with us?

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Update 2

    19/07/2013 at 12:32 AM

    With just over 2 weeks to go, we're a few dollars short of the 20% mark. Thanks to those pledgers so far - who is is going to help us get our new whale? Thanks so far to Nancy, Fiona, Ciaran, Bec, Yasmine, Linda, Carley, Christine, Robyn, Jim, Mary, Karen, Claire and Janelle (phew!). We're getting there but still a long way to go.

    Update 1

    15/07/2013 at 11:54 PM

    Less than 3 weeks to go and we're only 5% towards our goal of a new training whale. Please pledge - unless we reach the target, we receive nothing! Thanks to those who have pledged so far - 10 of you at an average of almost $30! Tell your friends, family and their friends - even a pledge of $6 will get us a step closer to our goal.

      Cameron Sang
      2013-08-02 10:18:29 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-02 10:17:50 +1200
      Mark Rigby
      2013-08-02 10:15:48 +1200
      Emily
      2013-08-02 09:26:59 +1200
      Linda Russell
      2013-08-02 08:54:48 +1200
      Jan Larres
      2013-08-02 00:11:51 +1200
      Chye-Mei Huang
      2013-08-01 23:35:29 +1200
      Shan Brider
      2013-08-01 22:45:54 +1200
      Nichole Romanowska
      2013-08-01 22:08:24 +1200
      Lydia Uddstrom
      2013-08-01 20:09:48 +1200
      Sarah Duff
      2013-08-01 19:27:46 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-01 18:26:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-01 18:09:46 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-01 17:53:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-01 11:56:43 +1200
      Anne Green
      2013-08-01 06:53:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-31 23:05:36 +1200
      Margaret Higgins
      2013-07-31 23:03:46 +1200
      Tracey
      2013-07-31 21:33:16 +1200
      Emily Kemp
      2013-07-31 21:00:05 +1200
      thorstenNz
      2013-07-31 20:53:37 +1200
      Mike Cochrane
      2013-07-31 20:08:22 +1200
      Rachael Heslop
      2013-07-31 19:50:18 +1200
      Phil and Laura Rees
      2013-07-31 19:44:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-31 19:02:20 +1200
      Leanne Finn
      2013-07-31 18:47:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-31 17:57:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-31 17:50:16 +1200
      Kelly Adams
      2013-07-31 17:33:19 +1200
      Chris Harris
      2013-07-31 16:49:57 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 02/08/2013 at 10:18 AM.