SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST SPONSORED RUN BY ELEPHANTS ON WIMBLEDON COMMON


Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Elephants did a sponsored run in May, on a very soggy and muddy Wimbledon Common

Last month I went to watch the sponsored run in aid of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which helps to protect and conserve wildlife in Kenya. They help run an orphans’ project for orphan baby elephants among other things. The runners all dressed up in baggy elephant suits, with tails at the back. Not a good look! At the end of the run their legs were covered in mud almost to the thighs.  Friend Rhiannan was running, while Max and I waited in the Windmill cafe on the Wimbledon Common.  Coffee and bakewell tart.

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WIMBLEDON VILLAGE FAIR, SKETCH FROM LAST SATURDAY 21 JUNE


WIMBLEDON VILLAGE FAIR 1, JUNE 2014

The annual Wimbledon Village Fair was bursting at the seams (if that is possible on Wimbledon Common).  The sunny weather helped. There were crowds everywhere I walked, so I bought a half of ale from the Tillingbourne Brewery Ale stand to drink by the pond, while I did this sketch. And very good it was – the ale I mean. You can see it in the foreground.

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ST MARY’S CHURCH MERTON PARK, SUMMER FAIR, PIMM’S TENT


 

London suburbs. Here is the corner of the church field last Saturday, with the Pimm’s Tent and the tables set out for drinks and snacks. Unfortunately it poured with rain some of the time, but a good time was had by all, nevertheless.

My sketch in crayon and chalk, on paper.

ST MARY'S CHURCH SUMMER FAIR