Your chance to own one of the magnificent Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead 2019 sculptures!

After over 10 weeks displayed in pride of place across Windsor and beyond, the beautifully decorated lion and cub sculptures will be sold at a glittering charity gala auction at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel & Spa on Thursday 28th November.

AUCTION HOSTS – The auction will be conducted by the charismatic Hugh Creasy from Christie’s and hosted by renowned broadcaster and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE.

ENTERTAINMENT – There will be live performances by West End ‘Lion King’ and ‘Motown’ musical stars David Albury and Cherelle Williams and fun activities including a ‘Lucky Simba’ prize tree, an exhibition of winning images from Tusk’s Year of the Lion Photo Competition, ‘pin the tail on the lion’ competition (closest wins a 30cm mini-lion!), designer face-decoration and a raffle for the chance to win a full size blank lion sculpture and other fabulous prizes.

THE PRIDE – 38 lion and cub sculptures will be going under the hammer – 31 large lions and 7 lion cubs, including a supersized white lion sculpture, which will be decorated to a design of the buyer’s choice by award-winning Windsor artists Lisa Todd and Liv Clarke

NB. Lions sponsored by schools are being returned to them as a legacy of the project so will not be part of the auction.


1900 – Champagne reception, selection of hot bowl food, entertainment
(Bowl food is approximately a third of the size of a main course and was served at recent Royal weddings. A selection of delicious hot dishes will be served during the champagne reception).
2000 – Windsor Town Crier calls guests to Grand Union Suite
– Dessert, cheeseboard, lion chocolates and wine on the table (1 bottle of red & 1 white per table)
2015 – West End singers David Albury and Cherelle Williams perform
2020 – Tim Brooke-Taylor welcomes guests
2030 – Christie’s Auctioneer Hugh Creasy. Online auction goes live
2145 – Auction ends (approx)
– David Albury and Cherelle Williams perform
– Pay bar
2300 – carriages

Auction tickets are £70.00 and include champagne reception, selection of hot bowl food, dessert, cheese platter, wine, lion chocolates, auction catalogue and live West End entertainment.
To book your tickets and  for further details please email for details.  Everyone is welcome!

CHARITIES – 100% of event profits will be donated to Thames HospiceThe Lions Club of WindsorLook Good Feel Better and Tusk.

See the Auction page of the website for further details including how to bid by phone, absentee bidding or online, or call the Lion Team on 07720 880088.

‘Winston Wiggles’ by iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, lions painted in oils by Lelia and Lyora Pissarro and ‘Le Roi des Fleurs’ by former Studio Head of Christian Lacroix Craig Wheatley are just some of the magnificent lion and cub sculptures being sold at the charity auction on 28th November.

Book your tickets now by emailing  It will be a truly roarsome evening!

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