WILDLIFE artist Pollyanna Pickering raised £7,500 with a charity exhibition.
On the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic, award-winning motion picture Born Free, the Born Free Foundation have declared 2016 to be The Year of the Lion
This ongoing year of action and celebration will honour the 50th anniversary of the film Born Free, which tells the moving story of Elsa the lioness, and highlight the Foundation's critical work to protect lions globally.
As a long standing patron of Born Free, Pollyanna, who hailed from Rotherham, hosted naturalist Virginia McKenna, at a one-day event to mark the Year of the Lion.
Pollyanna and Virginia spent the whole day signing copies of a specially created limited edition calendar at Pollyanna’s gallery.
The funds raised mean that the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation has been able to donate £12,500 in 2016 — enough to fund the building of ten lion-proof enclosures in Kenya.