Gallery artist Rebecca Campbell has been chosen to be Elephant Family’s Official Artist for this year. Founded by the passionate conservationist Mark Shand, Elephant Family is the UK’s biggest funder for the endangered Asian Elephant, also working to protect other animals that share its habitat.
Rebecca has decorated a rickshaw which will join 19 others on the streets of London this June in memory of Mark Shand, designed by his friends including Carolina Herrera, Philip Colbert, Manish Arora, Diane von Furstenberg and Paul Smith. In November teams from across the globe will race rickshaws across Madhya Pradesh in India to meet Tara, the elephant rescued by Mark Shand who inspired his best-selling book, Travels on my Elephant.
Led by the Quintessentially Foundation and Elephant Family, the Travels to my Elephant campaign aims to raise a total of £1 million, which will go towards securing a series of pioneering elephant corridors in Asia.