This year is an important moment in Born Free's history - 35 years since, together with Bill, we started our charity. We were determined to challenge keeping wild animals in captivity and tackle the threats they face in the wild.

Now our resolve is greater, our compassion grows, but none of this life-saving work is possible without you – our loyal and caring supporters. To commemorate our 35th anniversary, we are proud to share details of our forthcoming gala dinner. We will be joined by friends and special guests as we remember our heritage, update you on our work and share our future plans.

The Wind of Change will take place on Friday 6th September at The Landmark Hotel, London’s historic five star venue in Marylebone.

Tickets are still available!

Meet our Patrons at this very special event

Join our Co-Founders Virginia McKenna OBE and Will Travers OBE, together with our Founder Patron Joanna Lumley OBE, to mark Born Free's 35th anniversary at this prestigious venue. Special guests will include our Youth Ambassador Bella Lack, classical soprano Katie Marshall, actor Dan Richardson, BBC broadcaster Mollie King and many more.

This is a unique opportunity to hear about our plans to ensure a future for our planet’s wildlife, and your support will enable us to take vital steps to ensure the protection, conservation and welfare of wild animals around the world.

The evening will include a drinks reception on the Landmark's spectacular Garden Terrace, a three course vegetarian dinner with wine in the Grand Ballroom, live entertainment and celebrity auction.


Date: Friday 6th September 2019

VenueThe Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ

Tickets: £185 per person

Dress code: Lounge suits


If you are unavailable to attend but would like to make a donation to support our work, please donate here.

Thank you.

"Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves...? Who will raise their voices, when mine is carried away on the wind...?" 

- George Adamson


If you would like to support our event through corporate sponsorship, please contact Hitesh Patel to discuss opportunities.


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