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Saturday Safari

Today is the last in the Saturday Safari feature. The lions have now all been successfully auctioned and are on their way to new homes.

The final lions on the Pride in Bournemouth trail are lions 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50. We also have a couple more lions to add which were last minute commissions created during the event.

Lion 46 is actually three lions, the Three England Lions. Created by Candida Boyes and sponsored by Inspired Imagery.
Number 47 is Kenny, created by Nairobi School and sponsored by First Choice Holidays.
Next is Chalky, lion number 48. Created by artist Lee Burrows and sponsored by Inspired Imagery.
Number 49 is Temba the very sparkly lion. Decorated with Swarvoski crystals and two real diamonds. One on his eye and the second amongst the crystals in his tail. Temba was created by artist Natalie Guy and sponsored by Poole Audi.
The final lion on the trail map is a Lioninsane, number 50. Created by artist Skin and sponsored by Led Zip Lighting.
The first of the newly commissioned lions was Sovereign, created by artist Carol Childs and sponsored by Boscombe’s Sovereign Centre. The second lion was created by Caroline Parrott and sponsored by Heart FM. Many local schools also participated in the Pride in Bournemouth event where children had the opportunity to contribute their artistic talents and decorate baby lions. These lions were displayed in Beales the department store in Bournemouth. Here are their amazing creations.
On Sunday 18 September all the gorgeous lions were auctioned at the Final Roar to raise funds for Julia’s House Hospice and the Born Free Foundation hosted by Martin Clunes. All of the lions were sold and it really was an amazing experience to be part of this charity event.

There is one more blog post to follow next week which will be all about Dandelion, with some information on his new home and his future role in our local community 🙂 x

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