David Gray Shares New Fundraising Song to Support the Trust!

Skomer is unique and irreplaceable, and must be protected - David Gray

Skomer is unique and irreplaceable, and must be protected – David Gray

British singer-songwriter David Gray

British singer-songwriter David Gray

Running on the Waves is the new fundraising song from musician David Gray

We are thrilled to announce that we have been working with award winning British singer-songwriter David Gray to raise awareness and much needed funds to support our Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) COVID-19 emergency appeal.

We have uploaded ‘Running on the Waves’ to our WTSWW YouTube Channel and we ask that you make a donation to the Trust prior to enjoying this amazing new song! Please help WTSWW ensure that wildlife has a future in south and West Wales by making a donation however big or small. You can donate here.

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Almost 10,000 viewers tuned into episode 6 of our Skomer Live weekly Facebook broadcast to hear about David’s fond memories of visiting Skomer as a child and the impact this had on his life. During the show David also announced that he has written and recorded a new and exclusive piece of music inspired by our amazing Welsh islands of Skomer and Skokholm to help with the fundraising.

Musician, David Gray said, “Skomer Island is a spectacular place that is literally teeming with wildlife. It is both unique and irreplaceable, and must be protected, treasured and maintained at all costs. I was changed forever by a visit there as a child, when in the space of just a few glorious hours it transformed my concept of the natural world completely and utterly.”

WTSWW’s exciting weekly broadcast of Skomer Live is hosted by Welsh TV wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly. The 30 min show goes LIVE at 1pm every Wednesday across the Facebook social media platforms of The Wildlife Trust of South Wales and Skomer Island and features guest appearances from the Skomer Island team, weekly challenges and highlights from islands incredible web cameras.

Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for WTSWW said, “We are over the moon to be working with David Gray to raise awareness of our emergency fundraising appeal. It was wonderful to hear about his special memories of Skomer and to finally share the new song ‘Running on the Waves.‘ Skomer Live and our island web camera project is part of a wider fundraising initiative from the Trust and we are delighted that David is using his awesome talent and love of the islands to help us through this crisis.”

The Covid-19 situation has exacerbated what would already have been a very difficult year for the Trust. WTSWW earn nearly 50% of its income through tourism-related activities; cafes, shops, holiday accommodation and Skomer landings, and the lockdown comes at their busiest time of year which is disastrous!

Visit our WTSWW Facebook page to watch the weekly #SkomerLive broadcast: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeTrustSouthandWestWales/