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Saturday Safari

Today the lions are being moved from the Pride in Bournemouth trail and returning to the lion’s den to be restored, if necessary, ready for the auction on Sunday 18 September. All proceeds from the auction will go to the charities Julia’s House and the Born Free Foundation. It will be a very interesting evening as we find out where the lions’ new homes will be and how much they each raise.

Continuing the safari we are visiting lions 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 on the trail map.

Lion number 22 is Spirit. Created by artist Teresa Lawton and sponsored by Poole Accident Repair, Spirit has spent the summer in Boscombe Cliff Gardens.

Next is lion number 23 on the trail map, Bunting. Bunting’s artist is Tim Knight and this lion is sponsored by the Lord Bute Hotel. Bunting was on display by the bandstand at Fisherman’s Walk.

Lion number 24 is Aubrey, created by artist Saffron Guppy and sponsored by Castle Point Shopping Centre. Aubrey spent the summer at the shopping centre.

Franz Joseph is lion number 25. Created by artist Fiona Strimer and sponsored by the Arts University College Bournemouth. Franz Joseph has spent the summer on the university campus.

Lion number 26 is the delicious Sublion. Created by Helen Hiett and Amy Nixon, Sublion is sponsored by the Wallisdown Road Subway.

Our final lion today is Leatherbound, lion number 27.  Leatherbound’s artist is Lisa Berkshire and this design is sponsored by Poppies Art Workshops.  Leatherbound has spent the summer in Bournemouth’s Triange.

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