Exciting news! This year we are reviving the London Animal Charities Fair which used to take place in November and was a well established event in London’s animal welfare calendar.
It will be our fist year hosting this event and it will be in a new venue in Shoreditch, Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre. Shoreditch is a very busy and vibrant area and we are very excited to be holding our first animal charities fair there.
We are still awaiting more replies but a good number of national and international charities have already confirmed, including Brian May’s Save Me and the Animal Welfare Party. We will also have guest speakers from some of the participating organisations.
Please come along, get the latest updates from everyone there and bring your friends and family along. Amnesty International’s cafe will be open, serving vegan and vegetarian food, so you can make this a great day out whilst supporting many fantastic animal causes.
We hope to see many of you there!
ENTRY IS FREE
Our writing workshop with Heidi Stephenson last Saturday was a great success. I think this comment from one of the participants sums up what everyone said at the end:
“I really found Heidi to be a really good teacher, and the whole day was really fascinating and very thought provoking.
Please pass on my thanks to her for making it such an interesting and interactive day.”
Having the workshop in a private house made it more relaxed as well and Yvonne provided an absolutely delicious home cooked lunch for everyone.
The event raised £525 for our Nanning bear adoption, helping Animals Asia with the conversion of the bear farm in Nanning into a sanctuary.
A massive THANK YOU to Heidi and Yvonne for making it such a success and to the participants for choosing our workshop.
Heidi provided her services free of charge and refused to accept travel expenses, and Yvonne donated lunch and drinks, so 100% of the proceeds goes to the bears!
Thank you and bear hugs from Ronnie aka John :)
Ronnie aka John
I am very happy to be able to report that we have just passed the half way mark to our target for Ronnie aka John’s adoption. We have to date raised £6028.50 for our gorgeous girl, so “only” £5971.50 to go until she will be the first London moon bear :)
The money raised through bear adoption, or naming, supports Animals Asia’s campaign to end the barbaric practice of bear file farming and in this case will help with the conversion of the Nanning bear farm into Animals Asia’s second sanctuary in China from this
Nanning bear farm – Copyright: Animals Asia
to a paradise much like Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park
New double enclosure at Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre – Copyright: Animals Asia
This will take at least 2 years and £3,000,000 but it can and will be done with everyone’s help, big or small.
A huge thank you to all our members who have worked so tirelessly all year to raise those vital funds in their spare time, everyone who has done challenges to raise money and everyone who has bought from our stall and donated so generously. If we have another year like this next year, or even better, we will hopefully reach our target before the due date.
We already have some exciting plans for next year, so watch this space and please come and join us if you can.
If you can’t come to our events but would still like to help us raise funds for Ronnie aka John you could make a donation via our JustGiving page.
Ronnie aka John in her bath tub – Copyright: Animals Asia