In October this year I will be joining a group of other Animals Asia supporters to trek through the jungles of Northern Vietnam, and together we will be raising thousands of pounds to help Animals Asia in their mission to end cruelty to all animals across Asia. Although we will be rewarded with a visit to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park we will have to complete the trek through humid jungles and up rocky paths, and it will certainly not be a 5 day leisurely stroll. Accommodation and facilities will be very basic as we will be staying with local families – no comfy hotel beds or bathrooms.
I did the Animals Asia China trek in 2011 which was absolutely amazing but also very scary at times, especially when there was only a narrow path with a steep rise on one side and an equally steep drop on the other as you can see below.
I am paying my own costs but am still short on the minimum sponsorship and would really appreciate any help you can offer. With Animals Asia you know that the money will directly help the animals we all care about, so if you think that any of your friends or family might like to help me reach my sponsorship target, please feel free to pass on my JustGiving page. Any amount will be much appreciated. You can also donate by text by simply texting the code MDVI50 £1 (£2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070.
I will try to post a daily update from Vietnam in October so you can see how we’re all getting on.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Our Creatures of the Night Safari on Wimbledon Common in aid of Animals Asia is fast approaching and we still have a couple of places left. This is a fabulous guided walk by Rachel Holmes, an ecologist and volunteer for Animals Asia, who will give us a fascinating insight into the lives of bats on Wimbledon Common and other nocturnal wildlife.
We are meeting at the Windmill car park at 8.30pm on Saturday 31st August where we’re hoping that one of the rangers will be able to give a brief talk about the common before we set off on our mini safari. We had very positive feedback last year and we’re sure this walk will be just as exciting and informative.
The registration fee is £10 and we are suggesting a minimum sponsorship/donation of £20. Your registration fee covers this event’s costs, while your sponsorship money or donation directly helps the animals you care about.
You can either book and pay online here or complete the form below if you would prefer to pay by cheque. We can then send you the address to post the cheque to. Please note that the online booking is subject to a small booking fee.
John and Babs waiting for the walkers to return
Come and join the party at Naz and Chris Dabbs’s house in Barnes for a fun night out that will also help the bears, dogs and cats in Asia.
The price of the ticket includes a yummy vegetarian Thai curry, a cocktail and unlimited soft drinks. Animals Asia merchandise will be available as well and we have some lovely raffle prizes too.
This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce friends and family to Animals Asia in a relaxed atmosphere and of course to meet new like minded friends as well.
Date: Saturday, 3 August 2013
Time: from 6.00pm
Place: Olive Cottage, Barnes, London, SW13 (full address supplied with ticket)
Tickets: £17 (plus £1.08 fee for online bookings)
To book online please click here or if you prefer to pay by cheque, please contact us using the form below
We hope to see many “old” friends there and meet many new ones too