Best friends Theo and Samuel turned seven in 2019. Guests attending their joint birthday party were asked not to buy presents, and were invited to make a donation to support wildlife conservation instead. Theo chose to support Born Free’s work with his half of the money.

If you would like to take on a fundraising challenge for Born Free, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Joanne Bartholomew for details.
Hi Theo. Firstly, we would like to say big thanks to both you and Samuel for choosing to support wildlife charities for your birthday presents last year. What gave you the idea?

It was Samuel's idea and I really liked it because we both love animals.

Wow, that’s amazing! What did your friends and family think?

They were very happy and thought it was a great idea.

How much did you raise altogether and how did you decide which Born Free projects you wanted to support?

We raised £190 so I donated my £95 to Born Free by adopting two animals. I chose to adopt The Leopard Family because there aren't very many around and The Ethiopian Wolf Family because they’re cute and look like my dog.

What is your favourite animal and why?

My favourite animals are my dog, Bella, and my cat, Sudu. They were rescued from Sri Lanka where we used to live and I love to snuggle up with them. My favourite wild animals are leopards because they are so beautiful.

Would you like to work with animals when you are older?

Maybe, I haven't decided yet. (Theo also loves football!)

Do you have a message for other children who would like to support Born Free?

Please donate to Born Free so they can help lots of animals.


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