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Animal Free Research UK’s Patron Joanna Lumley awarded a Damehood in the New Year’s Honours 2022 

Published on January 6, 2022

Animal Free Research UK Patron, actress and celebrated animal welfare campaigner Joanna Lumley, has been made a Dame in the 2022 New Year Honours list for her services to drama, entertainment and charitable causes.  

Joanna said she was “touched beyond words” to receive the “colossal” honour and described it as the “most beautiful present”.  

Animal Free Research UK CEO, Carla Owen congratulated Joanna on behalf of the charity, saying: “A Damehood is a fitting acknowledgement for Joanna’s dedication and loyalty to animal welfare and animal free science. Her support over the decades has been invaluable in making the case for a kinder science and ending outdated medical research using animals.    

“All of us here at Animal Free Research UK heartily applaud Joanna for this much deserved award for her services and goodwill to humans and animals.” 



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