Join Virginia McKenna and Will Travers for a very special in person celebration to mark our 'Year of the Lion'!

Date & Time: Friday 23rd September 2022, guest arrivals 7pm

Venue: Denbies Wine Estate, London Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA

Dress Code: Lounge Suit

Tickets: £122 per person, and include a welcome drink, a three course meal with wine, and tea or coffee to finish. 


Join us for our 'MANE Event' at the beautiful Denbies Wine Estate, set in the heart of the stunning Surrey countryside. The evening will feature live entertainment and exclusive auction hosted by Born Free Patron, auctioneer James Lewis. And watch out for some other special guests... details to be announced!

We have tables for 8, 10 or 12 guests available if you would like to book as a group. There is also free onsite parking at the venue, and plenty of hotels in the area.

By attending our special evening you will be supporting our vital lion rescue and conservation work through our Forever Lions fund, set up in honour of the 100th birthday year of our charity’s fearless founder and lionheart, Bill Travers MBE. 

Will Travers OBE and Virginia McKenna OBE would love to see you in person at our 'MANE Event' - come along to meet the Born Free team and catch up with friends, old and new!



A photo of a group of lion cubs in some shrubbery. One is roaring at the camera

"It is nearly three years since we have had the chance to be together, to share our passion for wildlife and, in this, our Year of the Lion, for lions, a species that is so close to our hearts and that needs our help. So it is especially thrilling for Will and I to personally invite you to The Mane Event, and we both hope very much to see you there." ~ Virginia McKenna OBE



We have a range of corporate sponsorship packages available to suit a range of budgets. You can also help by donating items or experiences for our live auction.

If you would like to know more about supporting Born Free through your business, please email Claire Roth - for details.



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