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Born Free Events 2017

Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild

Running Wild

This true story is now an epic production on tour in the UK.  Complete with spectacular life-size puppets, it tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and loyalty.

10th February through to 10th June at theatres across the UK

Read more about Running Wild and see the trailer video here

Ethical Travel and Volunteering

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at 10:00

United Kingdom


Compass- Ethical - Travel and Volunteering.

In association with Born Free and Blood Lions.

Are  you looking to volunteer abroad this year or may be looking for that great safari adventure in Africa?

This event offers advice & information for people who are interested in international volunteering and want to make sure that what they do is of value to themselves and the people they work with. There are now loads of ways to get involved in international volunteering. You might be taking a gap year after school, or a career brake from your job, you might have been given the chance to have a sabbatical or you might have retired and be looking for new adventures. Whether you have a few weeks or a few years there are now loads of organisations that will help you find a volunteer programme.

But some of these programmes are much better than others. While volunteers intentions are nearly always good, this does not mean that all volunteer prorgammes are good. Indeed there are some programmes, out there that can be said to do more harm than good.

On the day there will be speakers such as Will Travers OBE from The Born Free Organisation along with the screening of the documentary Blood Lions plus representatives from ethical volunteer agencies and  projects.

The day is set to empower you with knowledge to help you make informed decisions...

Register here:

Just Walk

Just Walk is Across the Divide’s own charity challenge which allows individuals to raise money for the charity of their choice.

Just Walk starts and finishes from the dramatic backdrop of Goodwood Racecourse, in Chichester, West Sussex. All of the routes are circular, and take on the rolling hills and landscape of the West Sussex Countryside including sections of the South Downs National Trail on most routes.

Taking place on: 13th May 2017

The Big Cat Nap 2017

3rd – 9th July

The Big Cat Nap highlights the plight of some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals through a range of sleep-themed activities. Why not organize a ‘wear pyjamas to work or school day’ and collect cash from those who take part? Or try a sponsored sleep-in? Male lions sleep for up to 23 hours a day, so you’ll be in good company!

If that sounds a bit too energetic, you could take a sleepy pet selfie (human involvement optional) and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BigCatNap. Born Free will choose a winner which will be used to promote the following year’s event. 

Go Wild Golf Day

Gatton Manor

Wednesday 27th September 2017 At Gatton Manor Golf Club

The Born Free Foundation is holding our 5th ‘Go Wild Golf’ Day at Gatton Manor Golf Club. Set in 200 acres of tranquil, scenic Surrey countryside this woodland course has made imaginative use of streams, lakes, and tree-lined fairways. Come and join us on this superb 18 hole course. Golfers of all levels and experience are welcome.

£60 per person (golf & presentation lunch)
£25 lunch only (limited places)

Download a registration form

For more details and registration forms please contact:


Afternoon Tea - With a Difference

Harry the Piano

Sunday October 8th 2017

You are invited to an Afternoon Tea with a difference at The Pavilion, Branston Golf and Country Club near Burton on Trent.

Virginia McKenna will be our special guest. This black tie event will start at 5pm and you will be entertained by the sensational Harry the Piano.

Tickets are £25.

For tickets and more information, including details of hotels, please contact Val and Mike at

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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