A big thank you to Born Free supporter Elaine Foster, who sold toys and calendars to colleagues at Kuoni’s head office in Dorking. They support Born Free every year at their Christmas Fair, and this year raised £120!
Our regional fundraiser Teresa Romano raised a fantastic £200 by running a Born Free stall at the Animal Aid Christmas market in Kensington on the 9th of December. She was joined by Born Free’s Dominic Dyer.
Born Free was honoured to have been chosen by The Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill to benefit from proceeds from its Christmas Grotto throughout December. A big thank you to the team, and to all the visitors, who helped raise £500!
Congratulations to the Trek for Big Cats team for conquering Everest Base Camp this month - spreading awareness of big cat conservation by sporting their incredible big cat mascots!
The team, which included Gareth James Legg (founder, expedition team leader and the lion), Tracey Bruton (co-founder and the leopard) and Lucas Svoboda (camera and the tiger) reached Base Camp on the 15th of November, following a gruelling two week trek.
A fundraising update will be available in the New Year, after they complete the second half of their challenge – to climb Kilimanjaro! A huge thank you from Born Free!
A huge thank you to Val Hackett and Mike Carey, whose Wish For Freedom fundraising dinner took place at Burton Albion Football Club in November. Their 17th event in aid of Born Free, over 200 guests attended, with the auction raising over £15,000 for wild animals.
Amazing Denise Martin from London completed the New York marathon on Sunday 4th November!
Denise raised £1,282.70 in total – with 75% coming to Born Free and 25% to Friends of the Cancer Centre. She described the experience as “tough and horrible but amazing at the same time!”
Well done Denise!
Born Free supporter Sue Painter held a special quiz night for Born Free on 17th November, raising a phenomenal £600!
Thank you to Sue and to everyone who took part on the evening in Gloucestershire.
Amazing Alexa Turpin raised £370 by running her first marathon – The Amsterdam Marathon! Alexa, who lives in Hertfordshire only started running this year and so completing the Amsterdam event, alongside her mum, was a huge achievement!
Thank you so much Alexa!
More than 160 guests joined Fiona Tomlinson, Lisa Courtney-Cook and daughters Francesca Tomlinson and Darcy Courtney-Cook for a charity ball to raise money for Chelmsford Kids Inspire and Born Free on 13th October.
Guests enjoyed pre-reception drinks and a three course meal, followed by live music, a raffle and an auction.
The event raised an incredible £9,000 – thank you ladies!
Jess arranged a charity yoga class for friends and colleagues at the university where she works - raising £75 for Born Free.
Thank you to Jess and to all who took part!