Wonderfull Success for Karen’s presentation at the Royal Geographic Society

Wonderfull Success for Karen’s presentation at the Royal Geographic Society

The presentation at the Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographic Society by Karen Paolillo was a wonderful success.

Everyone who attended appeared to be fully concentrated on the talk. The amazing Jill Robinson, Founder of Animals Asia, of China and Vietnam introduced Karen. Karen’s presentation and images met high applause and all afterwards said it was such an inspiring talk. There will be a CD available at some stage for those who could not make it to the talk.

The wonderful Patrick Mavros surprised Karen. Asking her which female hippo and calf were her favourites. She eventually chose Tacha and her calf George. Patrick has kindly declared that he will make ten cufflinks for men and ten pendants for women, of Tacha and George and donate the whole proceeds to the Turgwe Hippo Trust. Patrick is one of the kindest people to the Turgwe Hippo Trust and his generosity at this extra gift is so appreciated, and we thank him with hippo hugs and love.

With a huge thank you to all that helped to make this event such a success: Jill Robinson, Patrick Mavros, Dave Chilvers, Cheryl Hathaway and Big Yellow Storage, Artists: Suzie Marsh, Richard Symonds,

Oephebia Laidi, Dot Taylor and her company Seed in Zimbabwe, helpers Carol Smith, Rowena Spacey, Sarah Chilvers, Kay Roudaut all for that evening. Michael Whittall for his organization afterwards. Veronica, Richard and James of the Royal Geographical Society and last but not least Jean-Roger Paolillo and Mirinda Thorpe holding everything together back at Turgwe Hippo Trust in Zimbabwe and looking after all the animals and the hippos.

ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ONDAATJE THEATRE LONDON

 

THE EVENT

 

LOT OF PEOPLE

 

Karen on the screen

KAREN PAOLIILO AT HER PRESENTATION on Stage

 

VIEW FROM HIPPO HAVEN

 

KAREN INTRODUCES BLACKFACE HIPPO

 

JILL ROBINSON TALKS ABOUT THE TURGWE HIPPO TRUST

 

JILL ROBINSON ANIMALS ASIA & KAREN PAOLILLO TURGWE HIPPO TRUST

 

KAREN, OEPHEBIA AND JILL

 

SARAH CHILVERS, JILL ROBINSON AND OEPHEBIA LAIDI

 

SUZIE MARSH, SARAH CHILVERS AND DOUG DALE AND GRACE HIPPO CREATED BY SUZIE MARSH

 

JEAN-ROGER, MELANIE AND KAREN

 

MELENIE ELTHERINGTON & MICHAEL WHITTALL

 

MELANIE ELTHERINGTON, KAREN PAOLILLO, MICHAEL SPURLING AND MICHAEL WHITTALL

 

SARAH CHILVERS AND JEAN-ROGER AND TERESA

 

DEREK KILGARIFF, KAREN AND JEAN-ROGER

 

HELEN CAPPS AND KAREN

 

MAREN DALLMAN AND KAREN

 

SHOWING OFF RICHARD SYMONDS AMAZING ART

FAYE AND KAREN

 

KAREN & JOHANNA HOLM AND LARS BARGLAND

 

KAREN, JEAN-ROGER AND JILL

 

… and don’t forget the star !! SQUIGGLE UP ON THE SCREEN

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6 Comments

  1. Pat Marston

    What a superb evening it was too. I’m proud to be a Turgwe Hippo Trust sponsor.

    • Pat it was fantastic to at last meet you just sad it was so brief but I am really pleased you enjoyed the evening. Love Karen and the hippos

  2. Congratulations on a successful event Karen! I’m sure your presentation has brought a lot more information and attention to the Turgwe Hippo Trust!

  3. Michael Darling

    Thanks for the pictures and report. I was sorry to miss the event but never travel any more.
    I will get the lowdown from Michael Whittall

    • Michael I am sure Michael will be able to tell it all to you. It went brilliantly and I am very proud to have had many of the hippos supporters there on the evening. Love Karen and the hippos xx

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