We held our second Octobear Festival at the Coach and Horses in Soho tonight and what a wonderful night it was! A huge success again and a full house.
Thanks to the kind generosity of the landlord, Alastair Choat and his daughter Hollie 100% of the night’s takings are going to the bears again and we have reached our target for Ronnie aka John, our bear in Nanning! The night raised over £1,000.
Amanda gave a very interesting talk about working with the rescued bears at Animals Asia‘s sanctuaries and also gave us an update on the bears at the now defunct bear farm in Nanning, where the bears are being cared for by Animals Asia until they can move into their new permanent home. Their lives are already a million times better than they were with healthy food, a constant supply of drinking water and lots of showers, and of course their paddling pools.
Below are some impressions of the night
Following a very successful event last year, we are holding our second Octobear Festival this year at the Coach and Horses Soho, London’s only vegetarian pub.
Come and join us to raise a glass or two to the bears and their FREEDOM!
Tuesday 6 October, 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Coach and Horses Soho, 29 Greek Street
London W1D 5DH
Cost: £30 per person – includes a 3 course vegetarian or vegan meal and a glass of wine
Enjoy delicious food, try your luck in our raffle and learn about work and life at Animals Asia’s China Bear Sanctuary from ex-bear manager Amanda Hogan.
100% of the profit will help Animals Asia with the rehabilitation of the remaining 124 bears at the ex bear bile farm in Nanning, China by helping us adopt one of them, Ronnie aka John.
Places are strictly limited so please book early by completing the booking form below.
Payment can be made via our JustGiving page for Ronnie aka John, just mention Coach and Horses or Octobear Festival in the comment please as the page was set up for all fundraising activities related to our Nanning bear adoption. We receive notification of each payment, so will be able to match the payment to your booking.
If you choose to pay by cheque we will send you details on receipt of your booking form
Join us at London’s only vegetarian pub for our first ever Octobear Festival!
Eat, drink and be merry & help bears do the same
A fun evening with delicious food, raffle and a presentation by Amanda Hogan about work and life at Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Centre. Amanda has worked at both, the Vietnam and China Bear Rescue Centre, and will get back just in time from a 6 week stint in China to give us the latest news on the resident bears.
The pub has a piano singalong every Wednesday and we’re all welcome to join in after our event.
Tickets are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
As the menu needs to be planned, tickets will not be available on the day.
Wednesday 29 October, 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Cost: £30 per person (includes 3 course vegetarian or vegan meal and a glass of wine)
You can either book online or, if you prefer to pay by cheque, please complete the form below and we’ll send you a booking form. Please note that the online booking incurs a small fee.
All monies raised will go towards our Nanning bear fund.