28 May 2011

Elephant Family Protecting Asian Elephants and their habitat.

Mark Shand with Tara

I attend Tara the Elephant's 50th birthday party at "Quintessentially" smart London office this week.

Tara is an Asian elephant who enchanted Mark Shand and inspired him to set up the charity, Elephant family. There were wonderful paintings and sculptures on display by Angela Conner, Richard Symonds and George Butler.

Last year Mark was the driving force behind the display of 260 elephant sculptures, dotted around the streets of London. These elephants were all beautiful painted and many designers including Tommy Hilfiger and Matthew Williamson were involved in this project. These sculptures were auctioned and raised vast amounts of money for the Elephant Family charity.

Elephant Family has calculated it needs to raise £50 million in the next 10 years if it is to secure a long term future for the species in India.

My son Jake and daughter Cally with an Indian Elephant.

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