Rob Brydon Picks a Winner

The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Winter Prize draw hes been drawn by comedian Rob Brydon. The lucky winner, Mr C.A. Wright of Derbyshire has won an original painting of a border collie.

Rob Brydon is a BAFTA-nominated Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter and impresionist. He played Uncle Bryn in the comedy drama Gavin and Stacey, is the host of panel quiz show Would I Lie to You?, and played Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff He also hosts The Rob Brydon Show, a fun chat show for the BBC. A great animal lover, he was pleased to be able to draw the winning ticket.

Through the sale of prize draw tickets the Foundation has raised £1,500.00 for the South Yorkshire Badger Trust . All the SYBG’s funds are spent directly on the protection of badgers and their setts. Through a percentage of sales and other donations, the Foundation also raised a further £2,350.00 to purchase a mobile rehabilitation aviray for the Secret World Wildfe Rescue centre in Somerset.

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.

We would especially like to thank Graham Sheperd and the members of the SYBG for their help in selling draw tickets, as well as regular Pollyanna Pickering Foundation supporters Jill and Simon Turner for volunteering to sell tickets once again.


First Prize : 1147 : Original Painting : C.A. Wright, Derbyshire

Runners Up Prizes of signed limited edition prints:

1343: S. Hopkinson, Deryshire
0296 : Ms I. Picken, Lincs
0810 : Mr J. Sullivan, Derbyshire
0399: Ms J. Drinsdale, Lincolnshire
1221 : Ms J. Lane, Staffordshire

Runners Up Prizes of signed poetry books & calendars:

1773 : J.M. Grindey, Derbyshire
0353: B. Jenner Eastbourne
1735: Ms R. Stevenson, Staffordshire
1599: Ms L. Craven, Derbyshire

Between the sales of prize draw tickets, donations, and a percentage of sales from prints of ‘Into the Woods’, the Foundation has raised £1,500.00 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 Rob Brydon for giving his time to assist with the Prize Draw!