Thursday 13 June, 7pm, at the London Rowing Club, Embankment, Putney, London, SW15 1LB
This is definitely one not to be missed! Celebrate 20 years of making a difference for animals in Asia with Animals Asia’s founder and CEO Jill Robinson.
Tickets are selling fast for this event. Come and join Jill along with Animals Asia’s fantastic Patron Virginia McKenna, Animals Asia Ambasssor Peter Egan and the lovely actress Rula Lenska. As well as Jill sharing news about the bears, cats and dogs, Peter and Rula will be reading the winning entries from Animals Asia’s first national poetry contest, plus we have an auction, raffle, yummy food and a few surprises for you too.
Members of the London Animals Asia Support Group will be helping on the day and we hope you can join us too.
Ticket price: £50 (including buffet and two of glasses of wine)
To book call the Animals Asia UK office on 01579 347148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Animals Asia’s founder and CEO Jill Robinson met up with Matt Sorum, the legendary Los Angeles-based drummer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award-winning musician who has played with Guns N’ Roses, The Cult and Velvet Revolver, at his studio in LA during a recent trip to the US to promote “Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears”
This is the result of their jamming session – absolutely brilliant
Animals Asia has named Matt Sorum as its newest Ambassador for the United States.
The move follows Matt contacting Animals Asia with an offer to help having been forwarded a YouTube clip, by a Twitter follower, of the plight of moon bears in bile farms in China and Vietnam. The video also showed the work Animals Asia has done towards ending bear bile farming.
You can read more from Jill and Matt about Matt’s absolutely wonderful offer to help end this barbaric practice here
Our screening of “Cages of Shame” on Wednesday was a huge success and a big thank you is due to all who helped with the organisation and on the day: Hilary, Seb, Babs, Kay, John and Chloe and of course the lovely, lovely Peter Egan who very kindly volunteered to be our auctioneer and helped us raise £1620 with the auction alone.
donated a limited edition print of his beautiful Oliver Bear drawing which was won by actress Lesley Nicol of Downton Abbey fame for £500 (pictured below, photo credit: Richard Symonds) as well as his wonderful “Contemplation”.
As expected the film had everyone in tears, sad and happy tears. Supporter Sue Edwards summed it up perfectly on our Facebook page:
“Enjoyed meeting everyone again today ..Cages of Shame is fantastic. Yes of course it’s sad but you get to see from the inside how Animals Asia works. The terrible condition the bears are in when rescued. But you also see how the bears live now and the fantastic life Animals Asia has given them. Sad tears and Happy tears shed today.”
A big thank you also to fabulous Animals Asia friend and supporter Rula Lenska who is always there to support.
The “icing on the cake” was Jill of course – loved and adored by all. The film alone is superb and so very deserving of the award but to have Jill there to give us an update on the “New Year Rescue” bears and the situation in Vietnam and China in general made this event extra special.
We had a full house – full of very kind and generous supporters, old and new and just couldn’t have wished for a better day. Thank you to everyone who came and helped make this day as special as it was and of course to the Odeon Lounge for making this all possible in the first place by letting us use this amazing venue free of charge.
Rula Lenska, Lesley Nicol, Jill Robinson and Peter Egan with “Oliver Bear”