Saturday 7 October 2017

Explorers Against Extinction event thursday 12th October

Ray of Hope

On the evening of 12th October at the Royal Geographic Society in Kensington,London a remarkable fundraising event will be taking place called 'Explorers Against Extinction'.
The idea behind the evening is to raise funds for charities actively involved in the welfare and conservation of iconic African species and is organised by The Real Africa Trust.
Renowned explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Colonel John Blashford-snell will be amongst many other young explorers and adventurers giving talks throughout the evening alongside representatives of the charities involved who will also be talking about there work in Africa.
Every 15 minutes an African elephant is killed for its ivory and so in acknowledgement of this fact artists,celebrities and public figures were asked to donate a 15 minute sketch to the 'Sketch for Survival' auction to be held online and culminating on the evening to raise valuable funds for the charitable organisations.
Several artists like myself who have been fortunate enough to visit africa and see these magnificent animals in the wild have also donated original finished artworks to be auctioned alongside the sketches.My offering is an original framed pencil drawing 'Ray of Hope' depicting a mother black rhino and calf and I am delighted that during the evening this drawing and two other lots are to be auctioned live at the society by Sothebys deputy director Tom Eddison.
Tickets for the evening are still available and for these and full information on the event please visit

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