This has been Animals Asia’s greatest and toughest year so far, so I thought as some followers of this blog may not regularly follow Animals Asia’s updates I should let you know that there is a chance to double your donation this month. Some very generous benefactors in Hong Kong will match any unrestricted donations in December. Unrestricted donations are donations which aren’t for any specific campaign, for example End Bear Bile Farming, but can be used wherever funds are most urgently needed.
Please also read Animals Asia’s founder and CEO Jill Robinson’s summary of 2014 here
2014 has been our group’s most successful fundraising year to date and most of it has gone towards our Nanning bear adoption, which in turn will help with the conversion of the Nanning bear farm. As the other campaigns need funding too, the money from our next two collections, 6th and 13th December, will be unrestricted and so will be eligible to be matched by the kind benefactors in Hong Kong.
If you are thinking of making a donation to Animals Asia, this would be the time to do it as your donation will be worth double. A click on the picture above will lead you straight to the donation page. The default currency is USD but will change when you choose your country.
Please be part of this exciting change and give the animals in Asia the best Christmas gift there is – hope for the future.
If you haven’t signed up for Animals Asia’s e-newsletter you may like to do so now to keep up to date with the constant progress.
Thank you and bear hugs!
Animals Asia’s wonderful UK Ambassador Peter Egan is once again putting on his popular An evening with Peter Egan, Robert Daws and Friends at Burgh House, Hampstead in London on Sunday 8 December 2014, 7pm
It is sure to get the Christmas spirit moving and with all profits going to Animals Asia, it is sure to spread some festive cheer around Animals Asia’s sanctuaries too.
There are still some tickets left so please book now if you are free this coming Sunday. It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.
Tickets: £15 including a glass of wine
To book your ticket please contact the Animals Asia UK office on 01579 347148
Hope to see you there for some laughs and a Christmas toast!
Just a very brief update tonight from Vietnam as it’s late and we’re off to the Vietnam bear rescue centre at 6am tomorrow.
This morning we had to go back to where we left our big bags yesterday to dump what we didn’t need during the day. It rained all day so unfortunately I don’t have any photos from the trek on my phone but will be posting the link to the trek diary on the Animals Asia website once it’s published and a link to the photo gallery. The scenery was stunning again and made rather mysterious looking by the mist rising from the forest.
We only trekked until lunch time today and then continued by bus to Hanoi where we arrived just before 6pm. We had dinner in the old town and then some of us went on to “beer corner” where we had the cheapest beer in the world – about 12p for a pint. Here are David, Georgie, Suzie, Tiara, Zoe and Kay enjoying theirs