A NATURE-inspired homeware and gift company has started its own fundraising campaign to help save the Scottish Seabird Centre from closure.

Creature Candy, based in Warwickshire, has been selling limited edition puffin prints, with a third of the money from each sale going to North Berwick’s Seabird Centre.

The campaign has been endorsed by Nick Baker, a TV presenter and naturalist.

Lizzie Barker, founder and director of Creature Candy, said: “We want to do our bit to ensure the centre can continue its important, extremely valuable work.

“We are proud to support a number of wildlife charities and important conservation projects.

“The Scottish Seabird Centre provides a wonderful environment for the public to enjoy and learn about seabirds and other marine animals.

“It also plays an important role in the conservation and protection of some of the most fragile habitats on the planet.

“Its survival is imperative and we sincerely hope we can help to make this happen.”

Each print costs £15 and a goal of £10,000 from sales has been set, which would mean more than £3,330 being donated to the Seabird Centre.

Creature Candy is halfway through its campaign, and aims to run it for another two weeks.

For more information, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/puffin-prints-to-help-save-scottish-seabird-centre

Susan Davies, CEO of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “We were delighted to be approached by Lizzie from Creature Candy, as they have a good reputation for raising funds for UK wildlife charities.

“Their puffin print resonated well with us as the puffin is one of the main attractions people usually flock to see in the Firth of Forth at this time of year. It also is emblematic for our award-winning SOS Puffin project.

“We hope that people will value buying a product that has such strong ties with the centre’s activities and that will be contributing to our overall public fundraising appeal.”

The Seabird Centre launched its public appeal last month, aiming to raise £200,000 to save it from closure due to the financial impact of Covid-19. So far, more than £100,000 has been collected.