Sir David Attenborough Picks the Winner

The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation 2013 Winter Prize draw has been drawn by natural history broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough. The lucky winner, Mr Grayling of Sheffield has won an original painting of a fox.

For most people Sir David Attenborough is both the face and voice of Wildlife. As Britain's best-known natural history film-maker, he has brought the wonders of the living world into our homes for nearly five decades. There are very few places on the globe that he has not visited during his career as a naturalist and broadcaster.

Pollyanna shares his passion for the environment and is equally committed to using her work to raise awareness of the plight of endangered species worldwide. She was therefore delighted that Sir David was willing to spare time from his very busy schedule to help her select the winners in the prize draw organised by her charitable foundation.

“We were so honoured that Sir David agreed to draw the winning tickets” Pollyanna told us “He is one of the world’s greatest natural historians and is an inspiration to everyone working in conservation. We thank him so much for his support”.

Between the sales of prize draw tickets and donations the Foundation has raised £2,279.00 which will be divided between the ongoing care of ‘Polly’ a moonbear rescued from a bear bile farm in Vietnam, and British Wildlife rescue projects.

Sir David is pictured selecting the tickets with Pollyanna (left) and her daughter Anna-Louise (right) who is also a trustee of the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.

First Prize : 0186 : Original Painting : Mr Grayling, Sheffield

Runner Up Prize of framed signed limited edition print:

00418 : Ms C. Evans, Derbyshire

Runner Up Prizes of signed calendars and linen giftware generously donated by Ulster Weavers

00792: Mr T. Pickering, Measham
00978 : Ms F. Draper, Nottingham
00600: Mrs J. King, Loughborough
00435 : M. Hamm, Teeside
00040: Ms E. Smith, Cheadle
00121 : Ms A. Christopher
00367 : Mrs Harrison, Long Eaton
00663 : Mr Jordan, Nottingham

With grateful thanks to Sir David Attenborough for giving his time to assist with the Prize Draw.