Honorary Charity Posts

Pollyanna was pleased to support the following organisations in an honorary role.

Patron - The Wildlife Art Society International
Pollyanna was patron of this prestigious Art Society founded with the purpose of promoting a greater appreciation of the wildlife art genre. She enjoyed a long association with the group, exhibiting regularly at their annual exhibitions. Other patrons include fellow wildlife artist David Shepherd, legendary antropologist Jane Goodall and the Marquess of Bath.

Patron - The Born Free Foundation
Pollyanna was a longstanding patron of The Born Free Foundation, the a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. Born Free never forgets the individual.

Global Ambassador - Wildlife Warriors
Pollyanna was honoured to accept the post of Global Ambassador for Australian based conservation group Wildlife Warriors... read more

Conservation Partner - Government of Bhutan
Pollyanna was proud to hold the official role of Conservation Partner to the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Department of Forests and Park Services of Bhutan. Initiatially she helped to support their new Tiger and Carnivore Conservation awareness project... read more

Patron - The Badger Trust
Pollyanna was the first patron of this national charity which promotes the conservation, welfare and protection of badgers, their setts and habitats. The Badger Trust is the leading voice for badgers in Britain, and represents and supports the activity of 80 local voluntary badger groups.

Patron - Naturewatch
Pollyanna was pleased to act as patron of this International animal welfare campaigning organisation alongside Princess Elizabeth de Croy.

Patron - Raptor Rescue

Pollyanna was pleased to act as patron of the leading specialist Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Charity, alongside TV presenter Chris Packham

Patron - WildAid
Pollyanna was delighted accept the role of Patron to National Charity WildAid. WildAid’s mission is to raise awareness of the issues faced by British wildlife by promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education.

Patron - F.A.B.L.E.
Pollyanna was a patron of FABLE, a national charity which raises funds to help sufferers of Epilepsy and their carers, and also run a national advice line for people affected by this illness. Fellow patrons include Barbara Windsor, Eric Knowles and Michael Vaughn.

Patron - Cats in Need
Pollyanna was the first patron of this charity which British charity which rescues and re-homes domestic cats.

Patron - ABC Animal Sanctuary
Pollyanna was honoured to act as patron of this sanctuary alongside actress Joanna Lumley. The sanctuary was founded by actress and animal lover Alexandra Bastedo.

Patron - Children First
Pollyanna was honoured to act as patron of this charity which helps vulnerable children and their families, alongside designer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Patron - The Macmillan Art Fair
Pollyanna was honoured to act as event patron of this art fair held annually at the Howarth Gallery in Lancashire to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Past Honorary President - R.S.P.C.A.
For many years Pollyanna held the post of Honorary President of the North Derbyshire and Dirstict branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals.

Member - The Court of the University of Derby
Pollyanna was honoured to be an invited member of the University Court.

Patron - Gamelea Countryside Training Trust
Pollyanna was patron to this remarkable charity which provides employment and training for adults with learning disabilities.

Patron - Parrotaid
Pollyanna and her daughter Anna-Louise were pleased to have accept the roles of joint patrons of the organisation Parrotaid a non profit making organisation which helps injured neglected unwanted and abused parrots of all shapes and sizes.

Ambassador - The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah and Wildlife Trust
Pollyanna acted as a UK ambassador for this remarkable organisation, dedicated to ensuring the survival of wild cheetah in South Africa.

Trustee - African/Asian Conservation Trust
Pollyanna was trustee of this conservation organisation based in Ireland.

International Vice President - The Wildlife Defense Fund
Pollyanna held the honorary post of Vice President of a wildlife charity committed to the welfare of animals world-wide - The Wildlife Defence Fund founded by Dr Bill Jordan, one of the world's most respected Wildlife Vets.

Guardian - Breast Cancer Haven
Pollyanna was pleased to have undertaken the role of Guardian to this charity which offers support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Patron - 2014 Artists For Conservation Festival - Canada
Pollyanna was honoured to accept the role of patron to the world's top conservation-themed art exhibition staged at Grouse Mountain Resort in Vancouver, Canada.

Founder - The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation
The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation raises funds and campaigns for conservation and animal welfare in the UK and worldwide.  Pollyanna's daughter Anna-Louise will continue the work of the Foundation in her role as President.

Pollyanna was also pleased to support several charities and arts groups within her local community:

Honorary Life President - Chesterfield Art Society
Pollyanna was pleased to hold this honorary post with an art group in her home county. She inaugurated the President's trophy, which is awarded annually.

Honorary President - Dronfield Wildlife and Natural History Society
The Natural History Society was originally formed in the 1970’s but was relaunched in 2015 –and renamed with the word ‘Wildlife’ added in Pollyanna’s honour when she accepted the role of honorary president.

Honorary Member - Matlock Rotary Club
Pollyanna's local rotary club offered the honorary membership in recognition of “Pollyanna’s outstanding contribution, both nationally and internationally to wildlife conservation through her many works of art depicting species in this country and overseas”... read more

Patron - The Friends of the Grand Pavillion
Pollyanna was Patron of “The Friends of the Grand Pavilion”, a group supporting the regeneration of the disused Victorian Pavilion in Matlock Bath to create a multi purpose arts and entertainment centre.

Patron - North Derbyshire Animal Support
Pollyanna and her daughter Anna-Louise werejoint  patrons of this charity - a small group of passionate animal lovers who donate their time in helping to care for the welfare of all kinds of animals and run a charity shop in Bolsover, near Chesterfield.

Celebrity Ambassador - RadioLink
Pollyanna was pleased to act as a celebrity ambassador for Local hospital radio charity Radiolink.

Appeal Patron - The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Pollyanna was a longstanding member of her local wilidfe trust, and has acted as an appeal patron.

Appeal Patron - The Derby Canal Trust
Pollyanna lent her name to the 'Pollyanna Pickering Appeal' for this charity which is campaigning to preserve this historic waterway and the wildlife which lives in and around the canal.

Honorary President - Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Pollyanna  acted as the Honorary President of the Derby and District Branch of this charity.

Patron - Matlock Operatic Society
Pollyanna was pleased to lend her support to this very active local arts group who have just celebrated their centenary.


Pollyanna opens the new F.A.B.L.E. Headquarters with founder Sandra Howard (left)


Pollyanna and Born Free Founder Virginia McKenna sign books at a fundraising event for the charity


Pollyanna opens the inaugural MacMillan Art fair at the Howarth Galleries


With fellow F.A.B.L.E. patron Barbara Windsor (right)


With Fellow TWASI Patron David Shepherd. (right)


Pollyanna visits the Gamelea Countryside Training Trust


With ABC Sanctuary Founder Alexandra Bastedo


Pollyanna is a patron of Raptor Rescue...


...and The Badger Trust