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Posted by Derren Brown News November 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm


As xmas approaches I’m sure there are some of you out there thinking, “ooh I’d love a signed copy of Derren’s portrait book – but I only have £2.50 to spare and I’d much rather give it to charity.”

Well we have combined both of those feelings into one lovely event and are giving you 15 chances to win DB merchandise worth over £500 and help The Parrot Zoo at the same time. Yay!

Top prize is a selection of your choice from the art store (any A2 art print of your choice worth over £300) followed by a stack of signed goodies and some Parrot Sanctuary exclusives.

We’re running the competition early to ensure all prizes reach the respective winners in time for xmas – so all those wanting a cheap, early present can start dropping hints now. 😉

To Enter - just click here.

This competition is being run in conjunction with The Parrot Zoo (registered Charity Number 1062413) and the FLAP website.

November 2, 2009 at 11:19 pm
louise says:

omg omg omg it’d be the best present EVER!! X x x

November 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm
melanie says:

If I give you very good review, will I get the tickets for free?

November 2, 2009 at 11:21 pm
Kirsten says:

Meh, what the hell, I’m feeling charitable! Nice prizes, DB!

November 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm
Fiona says:

What a top idea 🙂 Eeeeeee!

November 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm
Diane Brown says:

I’m IN!
Excellent prizes! 😀

November 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Oooooh I say, what a wonderful idea to make money for charity!! I’ve already entered and shall probably do so a few more times whilst I can (even though I’m rubbish at actually winning anything!)

Brilliant stuff!

LC x

November 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm
Dan says:

Woo, I’ve entered! This should really help out the parrots, too 😀

November 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm
Taramichelle says:

ooooooo what a fabtooshtastic collection of goodies there is .. and given my birthday is same as Christmas week this would make for a wonderful gift to receive from Derren for my birthday or christmas whichever and of course carefully sent out by the ever dutiful Phyllis and Abeo not leaving you out maybe you could put pretty bows and ribbons on them all for me – Coopy you just be you 🙂

I will also try not to germinate the blog any further given ive got symptoms suggestive of Piggy freekin Flu currently — i know sympathy vote works for most … wouldnt be bad if it wasnt for the complications further to my health due to it :'(

November 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm
Niall says:

Definitely going to enter this. Would be absolutely ace if i won and if i didn’t at least i made some parrots very happy.

November 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm
Annette says:

Done!!! 🙂

November 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm
Sarah says:

Wow thats enthusiastic Louise 😀

I like Parrots… so i entered
Senegal’s & Macaw’s are my fav’s (macaw pic i painted ages ago)

November 2, 2009 at 11:34 pm
Sarah says:

btw love the smiley’s on here hahaha

November 2, 2009 at 11:35 pm
Thistooshallpass says:

Oh I say this is nice. I’ll definitely be having a go at winning some of those goodies…

November 2, 2009 at 11:36 pm

What a fab competition, I shall def be entering! 😀

November 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm
Dmaco says:

Entered…by the way, the Parrot Zoo is fantastic!! Been there, its practically on my doorstep….well not quite. Derren, i think you should pay the parrots a lil visit soon *winkwink*


November 2, 2009 at 11:46 pm
CherryG says:

How do I donate more to to the Parrot Zoo/National Parrot sanctuary?
Can’t see a paypal/charity thing on their site. Already entered the comp.

November 2, 2009 at 11:54 pm
Picto says:

Parrots are coolest animals

November 3, 2009 at 1:15 am
Elly says:

I love this idea, I study Animal Behaviour and am crazy about wildlife and this is just awesome. Helping the parrots and getting a chance to win Derren goodies – what more need be said. I’ve entered!! xx

November 3, 2009 at 1:16 am
Mark C says:

Cool, I love parrots, I used to have an African Grey. Didn’t know of that parrot zoo, will have to try and visit there one day.

November 3, 2009 at 2:48 am
Siobhan M. says:

That’s a clever way to raise money for charity, (and if I win that’s christmas presents sorted for this year…and if I don’t I’m stuffed).

Nice one. : )

November 3, 2009 at 4:16 am
Phoebe says:

hehehehe you get some very funny photos when you click on the link 🙂

November 3, 2009 at 4:20 am

There should be an option for a candlelight dinner. Hope my US money works.

November 3, 2009 at 5:40 am
Scott says:

I’m volunteering in Isaan, Thailand just now and so am straight outta cash – I’ll send Figaro some nuts though if anyone wants to cover the gap in my finances – It’s be great to win a signed portrait book and I promise I’ll share great stories with the entire community if I win.

I don’t stand a chance but I have to try eh??

November 3, 2009 at 6:16 am
Tash says:

good luck everyone 🙂

November 3, 2009 at 8:21 am
Lynsey says:

i have entered but i never win competitions so i know now i wont have won but i like parrots =D

November 3, 2009 at 8:55 am
Melissa says:

I would do ANYTHING to win this! Please oh please let it be me! Parrots are pretty cool too 🙂 I entered, yay!

November 3, 2009 at 9:08 am
Cherie Rapley says:

Sweet!!! Xx love you work! 😀

November 3, 2009 at 9:29 am
flapjack says:

Done. Once I get paid I might even enter a few more times! Just £2.50 will provide one cuttlebone for a hungry parrot, but £25000 will pay for a human finger. Now that’s good eating 😉

November 3, 2009 at 9:37 am
Maddy! says:

Seeing as Im doing an Animal Science degree, I feel its time to start giving to animal charities. There’s no better place to start!

Brilliant idea!

November 3, 2009 at 9:56 am
Nathaniel says:

Totally entering, for the sake of Derren and cockatoos. =D

November 3, 2009 at 9:58 am
Jenny Vuong says:


we <3 DB !

November 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

Woo Hoo! The Derren Brown Xmas Prize Draw for The Parrot Zoo has got off to an amazing start. Thanks to all of you who have entred so far. Some of you are asking for a Charity Donation Button on our site – please use the donate button for the draw and then after the draw has ended it will stay on the site for normal charity donations.
We have applied for a Pay Pal Charity Donation Button but it takes a few weeks to sort out. The new button should be working after the Prize Draw.
Thanks again peeps. Will keep you all up to date on how it’s going.


November 3, 2009 at 10:56 am
Khimbar says:

I won’t win but meh, gotta be worth a punt. 🙂

November 3, 2009 at 11:02 am
chris says:

i only entered because i thought nobody else would bother and i’d be in with a chance of winning but looking at this lot above it seems the competition is quite popular. if i do win though could i have a signed original masterpiece? i prefer them to the prints.

November 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

What a great idea! I’ve just entered 😀

November 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Kayleigh says:

Such a good idea, i love it, i’m totally passing it on to all my friends. i LOVE birds, i volunteered
for RSPB when i was at school, i loved it 😀 am i strange if i have a picture of a Macaw on my front room wall?
it was too cute not to get.
It would be cool to win though, but it had the charity feel good thing so i’m happy if i dont.


November 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Twistingspiral says:

This is amazing! Have entered and am now hunting around the flat for some more money to enter again 😀

November 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm
DAIlike says:

i in hope i win

November 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm
peachykeen says:

Woop!! Done. Brilliant prizes. Love you DB! 🙂

November 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Melissa says:

I decided to enter again, just cause it feels good to know that we’re all making the cute little parrots happy 😀

November 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Beth says:

OK i’ll do it!!!!! 4 the parrots of course 😛

November 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Sebastián Hoch says:

Can I participate if I don’t live in the UK? I’m from Chile, South America, and as you may deduce, it is extremely difficult to find Derren’s material here (DVDs, books, etc), so this would be an excellent chance for me to have the possibility of getting DB merchandise, and signed! :D.

Despite how hard it is to get DB stuff here, I’ve managed to buy Tricks of The Mind (the book) from Amazon and have seen absolutely all of Derren Brown’s TV and live specials on the internet (legally :P).

Waiting for an answer :). Cheers!

November 3, 2009 at 6:06 pm

wow this is such an amazing idea. Definitely going to enter 🙂
I love parrots and just birds in general….. from a certain distance lol. I love them and I wish I could have a pet bird but I’m terrified of them 🙁
I have to make due with looking at the parrots from a metre away in the Pets At Home near my house lol.

November 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Tom says:


November 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm
emi says:

Aww, such a great idea! 😀 And DB looks very cute with those parrots.

November 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm
Linz says:

done it, hope i win!

November 3, 2009 at 8:05 pm
Nopke says:

Let’s hope for lots of donations. I myself will keep treating my own flock of birds and animals well, as many others I do hope. Start at your own self. If all does see to that, these sanctuaries would not be so necessary.
At times parrots end up there who would have preferred a new owner. They really adapt at times completely to their owners, will not become normal parrots anymore. Interaction human – parrot is not like parrot – parrot and if you ahve been with a human since a kid .. you may have trouble readapting to other parrots. I’ve seen a few around in sanctuaries who were not really that better of there.

November 3, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Debbie says:

entered twice… i bet this charity will make a fortune! 😀 good luck everyone!

November 3, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Deepa says:

Entered….i think this great way to draw attention to the charity. To be honest I only knew about this now…and am pleased to help. Good luck everyone!!!

November 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Jenny says:

AAAAAAA deleted my own entry. Oh well…

So, I entered. Only once though. You crazy fanatics will probably enter onehundredfiftyeight times a week until december. I bet I’ll get the presents anyway. It’s about time I win at something. If not then I could always get a parrot to cheer me up.

This is actually the second time i donate for charity today. Bought a bracelet to help the education of orphanaged girls with AIDS. Wow I can actually see the angel wings grow on my back as I write this.

– Actually there’s not been that many entries Jenny. – Phillis

November 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm
Jenny says:

@ Sebastián Hoch
You can entry from any country – just press the button, and on the next page you get to choose which country you’re from. Easy as pie. 🙂

November 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm
Katy G says:

What a nice way to raise money! I do like parrots, despite having had a VERY bad experience with one that I suspect had a form of fowl (and foul) irritable bowel syndrome.

November 3, 2009 at 11:11 pm
Nikki says:

This is an awesome idea, and even if you don’t win a prize, you win a warm fuzzy feeling that you did good for Parrots. 🙂 Win, win situation!
Entered of course. Can’t wait for December to appear magically now.

November 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm
thespoiltparrot says:

If I ever get another Parrot I’m gonna name it Derren, but I already have 6 so it may be a while…..
btw my 2 macaws hate Derren, I think its subliminal parrot messaging in his programmes cause they go bonkers when he’s on tv lol
the rest of the flock like him 🙂