After a 2 year break we are reviving the Wimbledon Common Walk for Freedom and this year it will coincide with the Stables Open Day, with lots of family fun and fun dog shows. Come and join us for our walk and then stay on to enjoy a day on beautiful Wimbledon Common; your canine companions could even enter one or more of the dog shows.
Our walk will raise funds to help us adopt one of 130 bears on a bear farm in Nanning, Southern China, which is being converted into a sanctuary by Animals Asia. The funds we raise for our bear will directly help with the conversion as this will provide her with all she needs for the first two years of being looked after by Animals Asia.
Be part of the change and walk with us for their FREEDOM
on Sunday 14 September at 11.00am (more details below)
You can book your place online or contact us for a booking form or further information using the form below. Please note that the online booking incurs a small booking fee.
We would love you to raise as much sponsorship as possible too. You can download a sponsorship form here or use the form below to request one.
If you haven’t met little Smudge yet, the last moon bear cub to be born in captivity on the Nanning farm, have a look at the little video here. Luckily she will never know the tortures of bile extraction.
Make your steps count for the suffering animals in Asia.
Sunday 19 May, registration 10.30am 2.5 miles or 5 miles
Members of the London Animals Asia Support Group will be helping out at this event organised by the Animals Asia UK office. It would be wonderful to see many of you there walking for the animals. You will help raise some of those vital funds and will raise awareness by walking on the busy heath.
The walk is led by Simon Lee, the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath, who will guide us by some of the Heath’s most beautiful places including The Pergola, Heath House and Pitt’s Garden.
Every step you take and pound you raise helps us move a step closer to ending the horrific bear bile industry as well as changing hearts and minds towards cats and dogs in Asia, who are tortured and brutally slaughtered for the food and fur industries.
Registration £10 (free for children under 16) with an additional suggested minimum donation or sponsorship of £20. To register call 01579 347148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at the Animals Asia gazebo near the Golders Hill Park disabled car park
How to get there:
Buses 210, 268 (stop on North End Road)
Golders Green Tube Station (Northern line)
Please note there is no on site car parking but plenty of parking in the surrounding area and dogs must be kept on leads within Golders Hill Park.
Please also see the Animals Asia website where you can find a list of other events as well.
Eddie and Moonie at the Hampstead Heath Walk for Freedom 2012
This year our Wimbledon Common Walk for Freedom is a little different, taking place at dusk and giving a rare opportunity to observe some of London’s bat species, and learn more about them and other inhabitants of the common.
The walk will be led by a bat expert with a bat detector, and we will have the opportunity to discuss our observations after the walk when hot drinks and snacks will be available for anyone needing to warm up.
The registration fee for this walk is £10 and the suggested minimum sponsorship/donation £25. The registration fee will cover the cost of the event and the sponsorship money or donation directly helps the animals you care about.
Registration will be at 7.15pm at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common. Due to health and safety reasons numbers for this walk are limited to 20. Well behaved dogs are very welcome but as we are looking for other wildlife as well as bats we would ask for dogs to be kept on a lead.
To reserve your place(s) please complete the form below or you can register and pay online here.
If you have any queries at all, please complete the “Comment” section and we will respond within 24 hours.