Working With Charities


Our public art events typically conclude with an auction of the artworks which, in turn, raises money for partner charities.

Since 2008, Wild in Art events has enabled more than £10 million to be raised for charitable causes. Here are just some of the charitable organisations we’ve worked with:

Alder Hey Imagine Appeal ♦ Alzheimer’s Society ♦ The ARCHIE Foundation ♦ Born Free Foundation  ♦ Break Charity ♦ Birmingham Children’s Hospital & Charity ♦  Bristol Zoo Conservation Programme ♦ Caudwells Charity ♦ Chester Zoo Conservation Programme ♦ Cynthia Spencer Hospice ♦ CLIC Sergeant ♦ Hospice of the Good Shepherd ♦ Lord Mayor of Liverpool Charity Appeal ♦ Marina Dalglish Appeal ♦ Martlets Hospice ♦  National Literacy Trust ♦ Tenovus ♦ WWF

In addition to fund-raising, our events offer an unprecedented opportunity for a charity partner to raise awareness of the work that they do.


Born Free Foundation

“Our partnership with Wild in Art is invaluable, not only in terms of the significant amount of money that their events have raised so Born Free Foundation can conserve and protect species and habitats across the world, but they also give us an opportunity to raise awareness of the work that we do through their focus on using endangered animals as the art canvas.”

Anne Tudor, Marketing Director, Born Free Foundation

Wild in Art partnered with the Born Free Foundation to produce Pride of Kenya in Nairobi in 2010. The aim of the event was to raise funds for field work; develop stakeholder relations and raise awareness of the diminishing lion population to the people of Kenya.

Virginia McKenna with elephant

“Pride of Kenya has shown the way to bring all sectors of society together for wildlife.”

Virginia McKenna OBE

The Results of the Partnership

Pride of Kenya raised over £85,000 for lion conservation in Kenya through the auction of 50 lions.

Jason Corder and Maasai women beading Meiluami


A high level of public awareness about the work of Born Free and the importance of conserving lions was achieved within Kenya and internationally, through the event.

Born Free used the opportunity to create contacts with numerous business leaders, including Vimal Shah, MD of Bidco Group Kenya who supported the event and other initiatives.

The event enabled Born Free to develop relationships with businesses who went on to fund other initiatives.



The predator-proof boma, which prevents lions from killing livestock and consequently revenge killings of the lions, was borne from the Pride of Kenya funds. Many communities now benefit from these bomas ensuring their livestock and their own safety.

Find out more about the Born Free Foundation


CLIC Sargent


CLIC Sargent is the leading children’s cancer charity and offers all round care and support to families who have been told that their child has cancer. Wild in Art partnered with CLIC Sargent as part of Go Elephants, Norwich.

“CLIC Sargent started working with Wild in Art in the Autumn of 2007 when we were nominated by The Mall, Norwich as one of the beneficiaries of the Norwich Go Elephants! Project. The event really captured the imagination of local people and visitors to the city, resulting in an auction night in September 2008 way beyond our expectations – £68,000 to help local children and young people with cancer and their families. It also massively increased the publicity and awareness of our charity in the region. We would like to thank Wild in Art and everyone involved in the Go Elephants! project.”

Events Fundraising Manager, East Anglia, CLIC Sargent

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