Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Born Free Events 2014

Barefoot Billion

Starts 22nd April

Fire Poet Philip Wells walks 1,000 miles barefoot to raise money for vulnerable children including Born Free’s Global Friends.

Philip invites supporters to “Be the step”, in whatever way you can:

  • Walk with him on any part of the route
  • Attend his poetry events
  • Donate

Wildlife Rocks

Monday 5th May
11:30 - 16:30

Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill

Wildlife Rocks is an event that celebrates wildlife. It's a fantastic day to share wildlife experiences with celebrities and wildlife enthusiasts through music and talk .

Join Will Travers, Virginia McKenna and the Born Free team. You will have a great day and leave the event knowing that wildlife really does Rock.

Save Wild Tigers Dinner

Tuesday 20th May

8pm - midnight

The Mango Tree

Belgravia, London

Unique evening of entertainment and exquisite Thai cuisine

Tickets £90 (includes 3 course dinner with wine)


OR visit


Way of the Wolf Exhibition

Pollyanna Pickering's Summer Exhibition includes paintings honouring the work of the Born Free Foundation

14-29th June 10.00am - 6.00pm

at the Gallery, Brookvale House, Oaker, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2JJ

Full details here >


Big Cat Nap

30th June – 6th July

We were overwhelmed by the response to our request to do nothing for charity last year. We had photos uploaded and fundraising events taking place all around the world.

Join us for 30 winks and do nothing for charity!

Sign up here 

Blissfields Festival

4th & 5th JULY 2014
Vicarage Farm,
nr Winchester

Blissfields is a family friendly music festival near Winchester. Born Free Foundation is proud to be the chosen charity partner for 2014, and very happy that the theme will be 'Walk on the Wildside'.

For tickets, please visit

For more info please visit our dedicated Blissfields Festival page


A CHARITY SUMMER BALL                   

Saturday July 12th 2014

Pride Park Stadium


Dinner, dancing, spectacular cabaret.

Tickets only £50.00! 


Book a table of 10 and pay for only 9! 

Our auction will once again be with James Lewis of Flog it! Cash in the Attic and the new “Put Your Money where your Mouth is!!” &  patron of The Born Free Foundation

Special Guest Virginia McKenna OBE

Enquiries and cheques to

Val Hackett & Mike Carey
10 Cricket Close
Newton Solney
DE15 0RZ
Tel 01283 701727

or email

Download the invitation form here

Celebration Day for Born Free 30th Anniversary

13th July 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Gallery, Brookvale House, Oaker, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2JJ

Pollyanna invites you to join her, and special guest Virginia McKenna, at a one-day event to mark the thirtieth anniversary of The Born Free Foundation. In recognition of this milestone an exclusive limited edition calendar will be published featuring twelve of Pollyanna’s paintings inspired by the work of Born Free. Only 200 calendars will be published, each will be individually numbered - and you will have the opportunity to have the calendar signed by both Pollyanna and Born Free Founder Virginia McKenna.

The event will be strictly by admission by ticket only. The price of £25.00 includes : Entry for two people
One copy of the limited edition calendar
Two glasses of wine (or soft drinks)
Light Buffet
Five entries into a prize draw to win an original painting

(Additional calendars will be available to purchase on the day at a cost of £19.99)

Exclusive : Pollyanna Pickering Foundation members can pre-book before the 31st March, at the discounted price of £22.50. General booking open 1st April. Only 100 tickets will be available – early booking is advised!

To book tickets call 01629 55851 or click here to buy securely online

Go Wild Golf!

Thursday 4th September

Gatton Manor

£58 per person
Teams of 4
Registration 11:30

Includes welcome refreshments, golf and presentation dinner with raffle 

More info available here OR further details:

Mt Kilimanjaro Challenge

Mt Kilimanjaro Challenge

3 – 12 October 2014

Join Born Free Foundation CEO Will Travers, OBE (subject to availability) for the ultimate adventure! Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and 19,340ft at the snowy summit. This momentous climb will be the challenge and experience of a lifetime.

Enjoy wonderful wildlife and spectacular views, and raise funds to protect lions and elephants. Includes safari in Amboseli National Park – world-famous for elephants, helping build a lion-proof boma (enclosure), plus celebratory lunch with our team.

Deposit: Reg fee £765* + Min sponsorship £350

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Details

Born Free Foundation

Joanne Bartholomew
Tel: 01403 240170

Download the draft itinerary for Route A

Download the draft itinerary for Route B

Save the date

Sunday 23rd November

Afternoon at Goodwood House

Beauty and the Beast

8th Dec 2014 - 4th Jan 2015

The Camberley Theatre
Knoll Road
GU15 3SY

'Beauty and the Beast', the fantastic new pantomime from Camberley Theatre, supporting Born Free Foundation in their 30th anniversary year.

Tickets and more info available here.

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