TigerTime campaign celebrity supporters, including actors Abi Titmuss and Peter Egan and designer Elizabeth Emanuel, gathered in London last week to celebrate an absolutely fabulous £10,000 fundraiser.

Abi Titmuss with Emre Ertuk
Abi Titmuss with Emre Ertuk

The money, raised through the sale of a one-off custom made designer handbag created by New York handbag designer, Emre Ertuk, will be used to fund anti-poaching and educational awareness programmes supported by TigerTime and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in India, Russia and Thailand.

The handbag was sold to Turkish television presenter and producer, Nilgun Colak.

Commenting on the plight of the tiger actor Peter Egan said: “Tigers are in our dreams when we are children, and they must remain in our lives when we are adults. Only we can make this happen. Our legacy must be to create not destroy. I support the TigerTime campaign and together we can save the tiger.”

“It is amazing that a fashion brand and TigerTime have worked together to produce vital funds for tiger conservation. TigerTime is a crucial campaign for the survival of the wild tiger and will always have my loyal support,” added actress Abi Titmuss.

Among the celebrities supporting TigerTime at the event were actor Peter Egan, award winning actress Abi Titmuss, fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, presenter Wincey Willis and TV vet Zara Boland. TigerTime is lucky to have such dedicated and passionate supporters behind the campaign that care deeply about the future of the wild tiger. For a full list of TigerTime celebrity supporters – such as Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Joanna Lumleyclick here, and for more on TigerTime (a campaign run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), visit TigerTime.info.

The TigerTime team would like to thank Emre Ertuk, Nilgun Colak and Meera Gandhi, founder of the Giving Back Foundation who hosted the reception at her London home.

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