VISITORS to the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks have helped to raise more than £400 for a conservation charity.
The money was raised for The Seahorse Trust by voluntary donations by members of the public to have their faces painted.
A cheque for £405.50 was given to the charity, which supports seahorse conservation in the UK and worldwide.
Andrea Swatman of the aquarium said: “UK waters are actually home to two different species of seahorse; the spiny seahorse and the short-snouted seahorse.
“Both species are found from the Shetland Isles down pretty much the entire west coast of the UK as well as along the south coast and even the North Sea. However they are under increasing threat throughout their territories.”
A spokesman for the trust said: “This money will be put towards our British Seahorse conservation work and without the generosity of people like Blue Planet Aquarium and their visitors we would not be able to do this.”
The aquarium chooses a different recipient charity every month and other organisations that have benefited include the Christie Charity, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Claire House and the Marine Conservation Society.
To date more than £10,000 has been raised from donations from visitors to Blue Planet Aquarium.