Karen Paolillo has spent the last 25 years helping hippos. It started as a life and death situation during a horrendous drought in 1992, where she saved the last 13 hippo by her home on the Turgwe River. The river had run dry and all the grazing was gone. She set to work raising sufficient funds to build a water site and to buy food for the hippos. And so the non-profit Turgwe Hippo Trust came into being. Since then 54 calves have been born. Then in 2016 a severe drought happened all over again. This time 19 hippos and over 200 other animals were saved.
Karen has faced so many obstacles: from natural events like droughts and floods, to actually having her and her husband’s lives threatened by people intent on killing the wildlife in the area.
Come along for a unique evening filled with positive focus on how we can all make a difference. With photos, Karen will present the animals' situation and inspire you with her courage and dedication to the hippos and all the animals that live around her.
Doors open at 5.45pm. Karen's talk will start at 6.30pm with an introduction by Jill Robinson MBE.
Tickets £15.00 each
If you cant make it but would like to know more, please visit the Turgwe Hippo Trust website. You can even adopt a hippo - a great Christmas present idea!