Previous Fundraising

There have been many fundraisers for 21st Century Tiger, these are just  some of their past fundraising events.

The Tiger by Jackie Morris

Artist, author,  illustrator and lover of all things cat, Jackie Morris,  donated her original watercolour  from the book I am Cat, written by Jackie Morris for auction.

We are really grateful to Rob O’Connor whose bid  snapped up this beautiful painting and raised over £2,000 for tiger conservation!


“I am very pleased to support this worthwhile cause by bidding for a painting by one of the best illustrators in the UK today, namely Jackie Morris.  Good luck with your work for Tiger Conservation”

– Rob O’Connor

Read more about the auction

Ben Wadmore

Ben at one of his sales during the summer of 2012

Ben Wadmore recently spent the summer holidays raising money for tigers by selling stuff (!). His mum assures us they were all unwanted items and raised another £500 for tigers and Ben is only 9 years old!

This follows on from the amazing card that he designed and sold to his friends and family to raise money for tiger conservation in 2011.

Mum Amanda was so proud of his determination and creativity, that she organised for the card to be beautifully printed and packaged. Ben sold his cards for £1 each and has given all the money to wild tiger conservation through 21st Century Tiger and has raised a staggering £500!

Thank you Ben, Amanda and all the pupils, families and staff at St Paul’s School!


Vegetarian week

The wonderful Cameron Miles aged 11, who in 2009 wowed us all with his minimum electricity week,  raised £240 on being a vegetarian for a week. He said “I gathered sponsorships from many different places; parties, my dad’s work, my mum’s Italian classes, relatives, teachers, my brother’s friends, my friends my friend’s parents, swimming lessons and a running club”.

Well done Cameron!


ROAR! Read Observe And Rescue.

Children at Cathedral School Southwark roaring for tigers in 2012 Photo by Jill Mead

More than a month of Tigerish behaviour took place at Southwark Cathedral School throughout March and April raising a staggering £1483.91 for 21st Century Tiger!

Concerned that there may only be 4,000 wild tigers left in the world, pupils took part in a fundraising and awareness challenge with a literacy angle.


Over the campaign the children undertook a sponsored reading challenge, workshops, drama activities and created art display on tiger themes. Two hundred children dressed as tigers for World Book Day.

The poetry and writing workshop was by poet and author Ruth Padel,  Darwin’s great great grand-daughter, who journeyed through tiger countries to write her book ‘Tigers in Red Weather’. An educational outreach visit was made by the ZSL outreach team to show the children artifacts. A spiritual workshop by the new Dean of Southwark, Andrew Nunn, was based on Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’. Every child in the school received a book about tigers donated by a host of publishers keen to support this reading initiative.

Roars of gratitude to the children, staff and parents of Cathedral School and to Joanna Skipwith at Silver Jungle, Ruth Padel, the Dean of Southwark, ZSL, Faber, Oxford University Press, Usborne, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Meadowside Books, Harper Collins, Orchard, Scholastic, Pearson, National Geographic Society, Macmillan, Random House, Barefoot Books, Avonside Publishing, Walker Books.

Winners of the school reading competition were:

  • Nursery: Edward and JennyROAR Logo
  • Reception: Aldous and Jenny
  • Year 1: Io and Rachel
  • Year 2 Francisco and Maddie
  • Year 3 Eleanor and Leon
  • Year 4 Anya and Miranda
  • Year 5 Mia and Daniel
  • Year 6 Ayo and Tadiwa


Andy Rouse

  Andy, 21st Century Tiger ambassador, speaks out for wild tigers everywhere.

Andy signing his book. Photo courtesy of Armano Samarpan

This evening raised over £2,200 for wild tiger projects throughout Asia. Andy signed copies of  his beautiful book ‘Tigers: a celebration of life’  and the auction for number 100/100 of his Special Edition raising £550!

We are extremely grateful to everyone who came along for their support and donations. Thank you to Sarah Christie for her tiger conservation update and insight into ZSL’s carbon trading work.

Finally our biggest thanks go to Andy for his time, passion and amazing efforts for wild tigers.

 Lynne Gorrie

Lynn Gorrie shaves her head for tigers

Lynn Gorrie shaves her head for tigers

 Lynne Gorrie, a regular at Blackpool Zoo,had her hair shaved and coloured to resemble a tiger in support of 21st Century Tiger and raised over £300.

She said “I decided on the hair style as it really makes a statement and people will notice it and ask me why I have had it done. I want to spread the message that we need to act now, before it is too late for tigers across the globe. My hair will grow back but once these beautiful tigers are gone they are gone for ever, which would be an absolute tragedy.”

Lynne also raised more than £500  from a tiger disco and raffle aimed at helping improve awareness of the tigers’ plight.


Andy Denker

There may be no wild tigers in Africa but there are tiger fundraisers! Andy Denker walked some 118km through the Sahara in support of 21st Century Tiger  0n one of Discover Adventures ‘Open Challenges’. Andy said that  he’d “Had a great time and it was a pleasure to do it for such a worthwhile cause” weathering no only fierce heat but midnight thunderstorms raising a fantastic £500 in the process.

Thank you to Andy and all those who sponsored him on his epic trek!


Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis took part in the BUPA Great North Run  to raise money for 21st Century Tiger whilst running in a tiger suit! He has raised over £600 so far.  If anyone else is looking for a challenge – why not run for tigers….. we can’t buy a place in a race for you… but if you’ve got one already……



Miranda’s 9th Birthday

Miranda had something special in store for her 9th birthday   – a sponsored tiger hunt through the galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum. With her friends, she hunted for up to 21 examples of tiger art from Tipu’s tiger to Chinese silk scrolls. They raised an astounding £784!

Miranda and Tipos tiger






Libby Taylor

Libby & Aimie

Libby Taylor swim 2011










Libby Taylor, has been a great supporter of 21st Century Tiger, holding annual Tiger Coffee Mornings in the garden of her home in Cambridgeshire raising over £380.

Libby has also done a sponsored swim! With sponsorship from friends, family and well-wishers Libby has raised over £360  with a 1km swim which she completed in under 40 minutes.

Thanks Libby and sister Aimie!

In 2010 Paul Smith Ltd sold this beautiful Tote Bag in aid of 21st Century Tiger

Paul Smith Tiger Tote.

To celebrate the ‘2010 Year of the Tiger’, Paul Smith  launched a collection of limited edition vibrant tiger printed tote bags in February in aid of wild tiger conservation.

The limited edition bag was available from 14th February as an alternative Valentine’s present!

The tote featured a striking and colourful tiger photo, originally taken by Sir Paul at a fairground carousel.  Exclusively for sale at Paul Smith, the tote retailed at £30 with half of the proceeds going to 21st Century Tiger.  The money raised will address the many difficulties tigers face in the wild – poaching, habitat loss and conflict with humans.

Sarah Christie, of ZSL, said “The tiger is embedded deep in the psyche of the human race, symbolising all that is wild and free in our world – yet it is dangerously close to extinction in the wild and needs all the friends it can get. Buying this tote bag will give you not only a modern fashion icon, but the knowledge that you have helped to save tigers and preserve the world’s wild places.”

In addition, Paul Smith was delighted to host an exhibition in February 2010 of vintage tiger prints and photographs at Paul Smith ‘Globe’, Terminal 5 to celebrate the year of the tiger and supporting the work of 21st Century Tiger.