National Friendly announces sponsorship of Wildlife Photographer of the Year at M Shed in Bristol
National Friendly, the Bristol based mutual society, which is celebrating its 150th year in business this year, has announced it is sponsoring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at M Shed, which takes place from the 20th October 2018 – 24th February 2019.
Now in its 54th year, the touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum showcases the most prestigious and captivating wildlife photography from across the globe.
Since its fruition in 1868, National Friendly has always been proactive in supporting those in the community who were in need of support and medical assistance.
CEO Jonathan Long said, “We at National Friendly are delighted to be associated with an exhibition that brings to light the beauty of the world’s wildlife, the fragility of the environment they inhabit, and how we must strive to protect it. We wish the organisers and all the photographers involved the greatest luck and success.”
National Friendly has strong ties within the Bristol community, and is a regular fundraiser for well-known charities. The Society has been steadily raising funds for their dedicated charity for 2018, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and has so far raised £8,000 through fundraising activities involving a sponsored 150 mile walks, half marathons and treks through the infamous Tough Mudder assault course.
Formed on the principle of helping prepare people for life’s uncertainties, National Friendly is proud to sponsor a competition that champions honest, inspiring and ethical wildlife photography in the heart of Bristol’s creative hub.