2018 DAME charities named

Wetwheels Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation will both receive DAME Design Award charity donations. Credit: Wetwheels
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This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees.

Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees are donated to a good cause.

Both charities will receive an equal share of the DAME 2018 proceeds, due to be presented on 13 November at the DAME Awards ceremony, which takes place during the METSTRADE 2018 Breakfast Briefing.

Giving back

Wetwheels builds disabled people's confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially designed, fully accessible powerboats. It will use the funds to provide active, participatory, therapeutic, outdoor sea-going adventures to disabled people and their friends, family or carers in coastal locations around the UK.

The Blue Marine Foundation is dedicated to restoring the health of the worlds’ oceans and will use the donation for a project in the Aeolian Islands aimed at improving the marine environment and ensuring a harmonious marine industry for local fishers and leisure boats. The funds will go towards the purchase of a research and patrol vessel that will be used for monitoring, research and educational purposes.

The final deadline for DAME Award entries is 18 September.

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