Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Winter raffle 2017

Born Free Giraffle 2017

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2017 winter raffle. Here is a list of the winners:

£1,000 – Mr Terry Skippen

£500 –   Mrs Cecelia Bissell

£250 –   Ms Stephanie Hillier

10 x £25 – Mrs Sandra Coppock, Mr John Westlake, Mrs Jacqueline Bow, Mrs Mary Dadswell, Mrs R Phillips,  Mrs Alison David,  Mr Julian Cox, Ms Bronwyn Davies, Mrs S Nunn, Mrs Anne Corbett

Giraffes under threat

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This is how you helped

Giraffes are incredible! At 5.5m, they’re the world’s tallest land animal. Their giant size and 45cm tongue help them reach tree-top leaves. But despite their 2m neck, giraffes only have seven neck vertebrae, the same as you and me. To get blood to their brain, their giant heart beats twice as fast as ours.

Giraffes might seem fragile, with spindly legs, but they are strong and fast. A kick could smash a predatory lion’s skull, while a running giraffe reaches 30mph! But they’ve no defence against hunters’ guns and they’re extensively hunted for meat and as trophies. Africa has less than 100,000 giraffes, a terrible 40% decline in only 30 years. 

Today, loss of habitat is a big problem, their savannah home is increasingly used for crops. This leads to conflict with people. But there is fantastic news from Niger. Here, with our help, our Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) colleagues work hard to protect West African giraffes – the world’s rarest sub-species. We’ve helped plant wild melons to distract giraffes from eating farmers’ mangoes and beans!

Twenty years ago, just 49 giraffes remained here. But today, thanks to conservation efforts, the population in Kouré Plateau numbers 550. In fact, overcrowding is becoming a real problem. We’d like to help GCF move some of these endangered animals to safe new homes in Niger, with plenty of food. We’ve successfully helped relocate giraffes in Kenya in the past. Money raised from this raffle could help make this new dream a reality, AND continue important work to monitor giraffe, protect habitat, and help local people and giraffes live happily together!

Summer Raffle results

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets to our Rhino Raffle.

Congratulations to the lucky winners:

1st prize £1000 - Ann Tauwhare
2nd prize £500 Pat Bull
3rd prize £250 Mrs J davey
Runners up £25: Linda Hair, Ann Gill, Jan Park, Amanda Gresswell, Bill Holliday, Mrs D Mullen, June Powell, Mrs E Waller, Douglas Armstrong, Gerald Whiting

All winners also received a cuddly Elsa lioness.


Promoter Will Travers, Cherry Tree Cottage, Dorking RH5 6HA
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Born Free Foundation
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, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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