Mark was invited to help the South African government and Nelson Mandela raise money by attending a special auction for the HIV Paediatric Foundation, in order to raise funds to help the children with aids. Mark donated a Hippo Dining table plus matching chairs, which raised 170,000 rand. Also attending was Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Hippo now sits happily in a game lodge in South Africa looking out onto its own homeland.
Mark is happy to donate the last piece from each edition of 99 coffee tables/50 dining tables to raise money for Charity, if anyone would like to contact Mark with details of their Charity please do so on the Contact Us page.
Cool Dude, another exceptionally sociable Hippo, has attended many Henley Regattas by being part of the new décor at the Leander Rowing Club within their reception area. It must feel at home considering the Club mascot is a Hippo.
Mark’s Horse piece has attracted a lot of interest with racecourses in the UK. Newmarket, Cheltenham and Ayr Racecourse are excited about the Horse table. The racing fraternity throughout the world, which includes Ireland, Dubai and Hong Kong, have also shown enthusiasm for this particular sculpture.
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