Reception To Mark Launch Of Tusk's US Patrons Circle

A private reception was held on the 10th to mark the launch of the Tusk Trust’s US Patrons Circle. The event was attended by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. During the reception, Land Rover donated a 2012 Land Rover Defender 110 to the Trust’s founder and CEO, Charles Mayhew. In addition to the donation of the Defender 110, Land Rover provided Range Rovers and LR4s for the event’s VIP transportation needs.

“Land Rover vehicles have a strong philanthropic history and we’re pleased to sustain the heritage of the brand through the donation of a Land Rover vehicle to the Tusk Trust,” said Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America. “We are honored to have our vehicles support Tusk’s outstanding ongoing conservation efforts in Africa, and thrilled that their Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were personally able to attend this very important charitable event today.”

Tusk Trust is a philanthropic organization formed in 1990 in response to the need to halt the decline of Africa’s natural heritage. Tusk supports approximately 40 conservation programs in 17 countries across the continent and is not only involved in wildlife protection. Tusk also works to alleviate poverty by supporting sustainable development and education in rural communities.

Land Rover has been involved with Tusk Trust for more than a decade, and acts as the principal vehicle used by the organization’s project managers. Land Rover also supports the annual Safaricom Marathon in Kenya by providing vehicles.

“We are enormously grateful to Land Rover for their support of this important Royal reception in Beverly Hills and the donation of the Defender 110 Station Wagon for our work in Africa, said Charles Mayhew, founder & CEO Tusk Trust. “Tusk and Land Rover have enjoyed a longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship in Africa, where their vehicles have become the reliable ‘work-horses’ of many of our projects.”

Reception To Mark Launch Of Tusk's US Patrons Circle

Chief Executive of Tusk Trust Charlie Mayhew, Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson (Tusk USA), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Iain Rawlinson (Tusk Chairman) pose in front of a Land Rover as they attend a reception to mark the launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle on July 10, 2011 in Beverley Hill, California.

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