Virginia McKenna bids for ‘Amazing Grace’

Pollyanna once again enjoyed attending the annual Born Free Pride in the Park gala ball in aid of the Born Free Foundation, as a guest at Virginia McKenna’s table. They are pictured after the meal, following the progress of the auction. Television antiques expert James Lewis conducted the auction which included a canvas giclee print of Pollyanna’s acclaimed landscape ‘Amazing Grace’.

Left: Pollyanna and Virginia watch the progress of the auction

The landscape depicts a Golden Eagle in flight over the water which sepreates the isle of Skye from the Scottish mainland, a scene sketched by Pollyanna when she stayed in the Born Free cottage on Skye two years ago. Pollyanna was delighted when Virginia McKenna was the winning bidder for the picture – the only auction item she purchased during the evening!

Meanwhile the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation was pleased to make a donation of £850.00 towards the charity’s work with rescued big cats. The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and works to phase out zoos. Find out more about their work at