Chris Tarrant picks a Winner!

Chris Tarrant is used to changing people’s lives by giving away huge sums of money of the programme Who Wants to be a Millionaire – but following the end of Pollyanna’s Christmas exhibition he made another lucky winner very happy when he selected the winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation prize draw for an original painting.

Thanks to the generosity of a supporter of the South Yorkshire Badger Group, we were able to hold a second Pollyanna Pickering Foundation prize Draw during 2009.

Limited Eds-badgerThe widow of Cliff Hutton, a long term supporter of the group donated a cherished painting ‘Into the Woods’ (above) to help raise funds towards badger conservation with the hope that the painting will be enjoyed by a lover of wildlife, while raising funds for this excellent cause.

Pollyanna donated five runner’s up prizes of signed limited edition prints of the painting. The lucky winner of the original painting is Mr David Whiteway of Leicestershire. A full list of winners can be found below.

As Patron of The Badger Trust, Pollyanna is pleased to have this opportunity to help raise funds for one of their regional groups. All the SYBG’s funds are spent on the protection of badgers and their setts. Graham Shepherd told us “The cost of materials for this purpose is escalating at a frightening rate, so this unexpected donation is extremely welcome at this time.” Members of the local group actively participate in a variety of conservation projects aimed at protecting Badger Setts. These include the construction of artificial 'dig-proof' setts, physical protection of setts and a range of projects to assist farmers and landowners in the conservation of Badgers on their land.

The draw raised £2417.00 for the local group.

Signed Limited Edition Prints of the pianting 'Into the Woods' can be bought through our secure online studio : Click Here to View

Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Grand Draw

Drawn 14th December 2009

First Prize : Original Painting : 0426: Mr D. Whiteway, Leicestershire

Runner up prizes of signed limited edition prints:

0111: Mr R. Goulty, Sheffield
0387 : T.B. Gamble, Chesterfield
0529 : Ms S. Pashley, Dronfield
0602: Mr Carter, Chesterfield
1664 : J. Clarkson, Nottingham
1685 : Ms P. Jackson, Chesterfield
1585 : Ms Bradbury, Uttoxeter
0199: Mrs P. Atkinson, Rotherham
3054: Mr J. Keates,

Between the sales of prize draw tickets, donations, and a percentage of sales from prints of ‘Into the Woods’, the Foundation has raised £2,417.00 for the South Yorkshire Badger Trust . All the SYBG’s funds are spent directly on the protection of badgers and their setts.

With thanks to Chris Tarrant for giving his time to assist with the Prize Draw!