Animal Aid


Posted 15 November 2007


Veteran politician, campaigner and Animal Aid patron, Tony Benn, will be visiting the national campaign group’s Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre in Kensington on 2nd December. He will be showing his support for Animal Aid’s campaigns and saying a few inspiring words about the fight against exploitation and cruelty.

Visitors can browse amongst more than 80 stands that promote the work and products of charities, campaign groups and ethical traders. It is an opportunity to indulge in a wonderful shopping spree, safe in the knowledge that none of the products have been tested on animals, or include any animal ingredients. The emphasis is also on environmental protection and fair trade. Goods on offer include chocolates, toiletries, cosmetics, non-leather boots and shoes, seasonal gifts and cards.

And after all that shopping, visitors can relax and enjoy a variety of wonderful vegan catering. They can savour the delights of Indian and Mediterranean cuisines, and the fantastic flavours of the Caribbean. Or, they can place a bid in the auction of celebrity items. Lots include a signed photo and action figure from Dr Who’s David Tennant, an Arsenal pennant signed by the whole first team, a Little Britain card signed by stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas, Kate Winslet’s signed camisole and complimentary tickets to the West End show, Blood Brothers.

The kids are not forgotten - with face painting and a children’s workshop, plus a free crèche.

Christmas Without Cruelty is the greatest animal-friendly fayre of the year. And 2007 is Animal Aid’s 30th Anniversary year, so we intend to celebrate this milestone in style!

Animal Aid’s Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8, Sunday 2nd December, from 10.00 until 17.00. Entrance £2. Children under 11 free.

Notes to Editors

  • For further details contact Mary Shephard, Animal Aid, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AW. Tel. 01732 364546.
  • The full list of auction items is: Tony Benn’s pipe, signed; David Tennant poseable werewolf and photo, signed; Little Britain card, signed by David Walliams and Matt Lucas; Chrissie Hynde’s knickers, signed; Marie Helvin’s dress and signed book; Signed Melanie C T-Shirt and photo; Pair of Graham Norton’s cufflinks and signed photo, plus letter of authentication; Signed Kate Winslet camisole; Two necklaces owned by Joanna Lumley; Annie Lennox’s diary, signed; Signed Hayley Mills poster; Ann Widdecombe books, signed; Jamie Cullum photo, signed; Richard Wilson CD, signed; Simon Cowell photo, signed; Arsenal pennant signed by the 1st team with letter of authentication; Signed Ipswich Town pennant; Signed Milton Keynes Dons football shirt; Warwickshire CC Club 4 tickets to the 2008 Pro40 League; Surrey County cricket bat, signed by the team; Two tickets to Blood Brothers; Two family tickets for the London Dungeon; Lambton’s Place therapy gift voucher; Voucher from organic wine merchant, Vinceremos; Voucher from Ethical Wares; Goodies from Veganstore
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