Crista Cullen Highlights Conservation Issues in Africa at LSC Event
24/01/2018

24/01/2018

Olympic hockey champion Crista Cullen, MBE, and London Sporting Club member last night fronted a Sport and Conservation Evening at the City Club where she highlighted the many conservation issues in Africa that have become her passion and "calling."

She has set up her sporting foundation in Conservation in Africa. Crista is both Kenyan and British, all her family are based in Kenya and it plays a large part in her life as a consequence. The foundation's first step in trying to establish itself is by hosting an event called The Conservation Ball - March 1st 2018 at the Hurlingham Club. The proceeds will go to, "Protecting ecosystems, environments, people and wildlife in Africa.” This will be done through three main charities as beneficiaries Galana Conservancy, Friends From Ireland and Rhino Ark.

Crista was joined last night by Maddie Hinch, the Team GB women's hockey goalkeeper who played such a huge part in the tense penalty shoot out at the Rio 2016 Olympic final in which GB beat the Netherlands to clinch gold.

Crista Cullen and Maddie Hinch are joined by LSC Chairman Ian Stafford.

Team GB Olympic hockey champion Maddie Hinch relives the Rio 2016 penalty shoot out in the final - and her legendary role in goal.

The audience watch a video of Crista Cullen at work in Africa.

Olympic hockey champion Crista Cullen explains to LSC Chairman Ian Stafford how conservation in Africa has become her "calling."

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