Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Born Free Events 2017


Friends of Wildlife

Sunday 17th September 2017

Walking for Rea and Girma

The walk this year will be started by Virginia McKenna and Will Travers.

These lovely lion cubs were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders who would have sold them as exotic pets.  With the cubs cowering in a concrete enclosure at a police station, the authorities in Ethiopia asked the Born Free Foundation to offer them a lifetime home.   After a successful rescue operation, which took the team several days, the cubs finally arrived at the Born Free Foundation Reserve at Ensessakotteh near Addis Ababa.  They have gained confidence and grown and construction has begun on their very own enclosure so that they can have the space to run and develop.   Please come and walk with us so that they can have a happy future.

Four mile cliff walk from the car park at the TOP of Pleinmont

Start - 2.30pm (Please check in by 2.20 p.m.)

Finish - 4.15pm (approx.)

Walk Leader:  David Hodgetts on behalf of Friends of Wildlife

Contact for more information

"Join The Herd" Woburn Fundraiser

Come and join the herd! Please come along to our fundraiser at Woburn Village Hall on Saturday, 23rd September 2017

Starts: 19:00

Tickets £20 (children are FREE)

The evening will include: music until late, entertainment, raffle with prizes, buffet

For tickets, please email Teresa Romano on:

100% of the proceeds will go to our work in elephant conservation 

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:


The ANIMA Event - Animals, The Earth and Us

Brockenhurst, New Forest  
Saturday 30th September 2017

From 10 am – 5 pm there will be a Born Free stall

Entrance: Suggested donation £2.50 individual, £5 family

Contact: 07581 221462 or email





Gods in Shackles Screening


Saturday 7th October, 7pm

Royal Geographical Society, London

Gods in Shackles is an epic documentary that reveals the truth behind Kerala's glamorous cultural festivals where temple elephants are exploited for profit under the guise of culture and religion.


Supporting Dan Richardson and in partnership with Voice for Asian Elephants Society

The film's director, producer, and co-writer, Sangita Iyer, also the Founder & President of Voice for Asian Elephants Society, will be in attendance in addition to key figures from the world of conservation including Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of the Born Free Foundation, and Will Travers OBE, President of the Born Free Foundation, all of whom will participate in a Q&A panel discussion after the film.

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


Yin Yoga Charity Class for Born Free

MLD Yoga

Mark Lee Davies will be giving Yin Yoga classes in aid of Born Free

Classes will be on 15th October and 26th November from 13.30 to 14.45 at:
Pure Mind Body Soul
79/81 High Street, GU7 1AW Godalming

Classes are free, but Mark does ask for a donation to Born Free. More details at


Remembering Rhinos book launch

30th October – 11th November

Remembering Rhinos Exhibition

Remembering Rhinos is the follow up to the enormously popular Remembering Elephants book and exhibition. Like its predecessor, it features images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers, this time of rhinos. Books and prints will be on sale supporting our rhino-protection work.

Free entry. Open 10am-5pm each day.

La Galleria Pall Mall
5b Pall Mall
30 Royal Opera Arcade
London SW1Y 4UY

Tel 0207 930 8069

Remembering Rhinos Book Launch

1st November

Royal Geographical Society,

7:30 pm

Tickets available from

Remembering Rhinos Book is also available for pre-order

Find out more about the Remembering Rhinos events here

Born Free’s “Beyond the Bars” Dinner

Thursday, 30th November 2017

Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton Street
London SW1

Join our inspirational founders, Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, together with their special guests and more of our wonderful supporters like you. The evening will be one to remember with fine wine, food, entertainment and numerous opportunities for you to support Born Free’s life-saving work.


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

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