We would like to use this page to thank everyone who has supported and raised money for the Fund. We are incredibly grateful of any support from people to organisations, without the support from them we would not be able to continue our work raising awareness about the plight of wild lions and raising funds for important lion conservation efforts.
WORLD LION DAY 2017
'PRIDE OF KNOWSLEY'
CARNIVORE & CURRY EVENING
PAGE OF THANKS
Before the summer we were contacted by the Big Cat Team at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm who wanted to fundraise for lion conservation to celebrate World Lion Day. This was particularly special for us as their male lion Masai is the son of our namesake Safina. The team spent their spare time making key rings and bookmarks to sell and hosted several games for the general public to raise money for the Fund.
We were delighted to be approached by a team of seven colleagues from various teams at Knowsley Safari who were taking part in a sponsored Tough Mudder event. They decided to raise money for us and between the 7 of them all set up various Just Giving pages. Along with the support from the Safari and especially the Sea Lion Team they managed to raise close to £1700 for the Fund.
Only a month after World Lion Day we were surprised yet pleased to be contacted by Noah's Ark Zoo Farm again as they were hosting a 'Carnivore & Curry Evening'. The evening consisted of dinner and a tour around the lions, tigers and bears with other activities. Money raised from additional activities was split between charities for the three different species and we were pleased once again to be representing lion conservation.
We are delighted to announce that we are proud to work with Wild Arena Ltd - Nature Imaging Experts.
Wild Arena have very generously agreed to donate £1 towards our conservation work from every Big Cat Workshop they carry out. So if you are interested in photography and want to support our lion conservation, these workshops may be great for you. These Big Cat Workshops take place at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire and Knowsley Safari in Merseyside. The half day sessions are a great opportunity to get some brilliant pictures of the lions and tigers at these parks, getting closer than the normal visitor. Wild Arena was founded in 2003 by a small group of experienced and expert image making professionals.
The original concept was to provide a range of events to offer both facilitated opportunities for great pictures and a relaxed and rewarding learning environment for their guests.
We can highly recommend Wild Arena for these workshops and we look forward to our continued relationship with them. Thanks to the Wild Arena team for all their help and enthusiasm. For more information please look on their website -
We would also like to show our thanks and gratitude to:
Linton Zoo Conservation Park - As the home and birthplace of our namesake Safina we are always pleased to receive updates and news about the lions themselves. We would also like to thank Zoo Director Kim Simmons for her enthusiasm over the Fund we have set up. We were also pleased earlier this year to receive a collection of zoo guide and leaflets from the zoo which we will be giving away online in return for an adequate donation.
In July we were picked by a small group of colleagues from Knowsley Estate, Hall and Safari to be their chosen charity on their first charity quiz night. The night was a huge success and not only were did we receive half of the funds as was originally promised we were given the other half by the winning team! Thanks to Mike, Ian, Tony, Cathy and Hope for their kindness and to Audrey, Faye, Ellie and Lyn for organising the event. Thanks also go to Kat for donating her winnings on 'Play your cards right' All together we received over £300 from the event. Thank you everyone who came and took part on the night and the raffle!
We were delighted when we were approached earlier this year by Folly Farm Lion Keeper Rosie Badger. Rosie had signed up for Ironman Wales and was trying to find a cause to raise money for. We were humbled when Rosie decided to choose us and she set up a Just Giving campaign. After a very lengthy training process Rosie completed her Ironman on the 9th September and finished just before midnight. All together Rosie managed to raise £1600 and over £300 via Gift Aid through Just Giving. We would like to express our thanks to Rosie for raising such a phenomenal amount of money for us which we allow us to support more projects in Africa.
LIVERPOOL HALF MARATHON 2018
Early in 2018 we were contacted by Helen Richardson, a friend of two trustees who was running the Liverpool Half Marathon and would love to raise money for charity. We were pleased to be told that she would love to raise money for us and lions in the wild.
After successfully completing the Half Marathon in good time on the 25th March 2018, Helen raised £60 for us.
Thank you Helen!!