Hello everyone! We are helping our dear friends, actor Kevin McNally and his amazing daughter Rachel McNally spread the word about their friends, Daryll Pleasants and Donna Purvis’ Ol Pejeta Conservancy Project.
Daryll and Donna are currently organizing an online international eBay auction to be held this spring in conjunction with Richard Vigne and Fauna and Flora International. The event will be publicized widely on the lead up through online and print media, with sponsors and donators featuring highly on websites, newspapers, and promotion and marketing materials. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep and expansion of the anti-poaching dog section and anti-poaching efforts to protect the elephants and rhinos at Ol Pejeta.
As part of the auction, which will run May 1-10, the organizers are asking talented and well known artists and sculptors to donate a piece of artwork, print or sculpture to their cause. In addition, celebrities/artists are also being called upon to consider supporting the ‘Doodle a Rhino’ campaign, in which you would doodled a rhino in pencil/pen/paint/crayon (anything!) on a piece of A4 card (which can be provided with a stamped address envelope to the organizers), and signed by you, the celebrity. This generous donation will then be framed and auctioned.
Along with your doodle and donation, please include an item of provenance (for validity), such as a signed photograph, letter, note card. All donations and drawings must be in by mid April (an address will be given on request or response). This charity auction is very similar to a successful campaign Elton John and Paul McCartney were involved in called ‘Scribble a Squirrel’.
Please see Daryll and Donna’s website for more details: www.whitepawprofessionaldogtraining.com, or, contact Rachel McNally via Twitter at @MissRaeMcNally. You may also contact Black Chick Media here. Now, get drawing!