The pleasure was all ours on 27 April as President Peter Ogilvie accepted a $1000 donation on Wildlife Queensland’s behalf from Noosa based jewellery company Pure Sands.
Visiting Head Office to present the oversized cheque in person, business owners Tammy and Tony James were excited to have reached their first goal of selling 1000 rings containing sand from Australian beaches, and proud to have contributed $1 from each piece sold to an organisation dedicated to the protection of Queensland’s marine life from plastic pollution.
“We decided to give something back to help preserve our amazing coastline and have aligned ourselves with the Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD,” reads a Pure Sands blog post from November last year. “They are passionate about helping to clean up our oceans from micro plastics and bring awareness to us all about the importance of disposing of plastic in the proper way.”
Pure Sands rings and pendants are hand crafted in Noosa Heads from sterling silver, glass and sand collected with written permission from beaches around Australia. Says the small start-up with a steadily growing number of stockists within the state (including our online store) and New South Wales, “We are making a difference by using an abundant and often wasted commodity. Long live our coastline!”
Wildlife Queensland wishes to formally thank Pure Sands for its thoughtful and generous contribution to the conservation of Queensland’s marine ecosystem through the work of the Society, and looks forward to a long and productive partnership for our wildlife.