Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Pride in the Park 2016

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Virginia and Will were delighted to join the other guests at this year’s  Ball organized by Val Hackett and Mike Carey. Virginia said “Val and Mike’s loyalty to Born Free is deeply valued.” Virginia & Will presented Val & Mike with a gift for their work. The present was a piece of wall art by Hu2 Design from their ‘Respectful Animal Trophies: Chapter II’ range.

The focus for the fundraising was wonderfully relevant for Born Free’s Year of the Lion, 50 years since the film Born Free was premiered.  Protecting lions though our de-snaring project, lion counting, and rescue work to include the latest rescue of three tiny cubs that will go to our Sanctuary in Ethiopia.

Guests were welcomed by SOSA-XA, Sounds of Southern Africa choir, the live auction was conducted by Born Free’s loyal ambassador James Lewis, followed by dancing to The English Gentlemen.

Many wonderful items were donated for the raffle, “world famous” tombola, silent auction and the live auction which all helped raise over £40,000. 

Next year Val and Mike are planning something rather special and unique and we cannot wait to hear!  

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

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