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Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2009

Posted 20 November 2009

Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 17th Annual Christmas Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 6th December, from 10am until 5pm.

Speakers include Dr Dan Lyons from Uncaged, wildlife protection campaigner John Bryant, Dr Jarrod Bailey from Project R&R and Animal Aid's Ann Harriman and Dene Stansall.

There will be more than 85 stands – all promoting charities, campaign groups and ethical traders who are trying to make a real difference in the world. Have a wonderful shopping spree safe in the knowledge that no products have been tested on animals or include any animal ingredients. Help animals, the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint, by purchasing goods which have made the least impact on our planet in their production. Goods on sale include chocolates, cruelty-free toiletries and cosmetics, non-leather boots and shoes, recycled and fair-trade goods, environmentally-friendly clothing, plus seasonal gifts and cards.

Shambhu's will be serving hot meals, snacks and treats, plus fair trade organic teas & coffees, and organic cold drinks. Or try The Indian Kitchen’s feast with a Mediterranean flavour. Veggies Catering will be serving vegan homemade cakes, hot snacks, drinks, teas and coffees.

In addition to the wonderful vegan food, enjoy lectures, videos, a live auction of celebrity items, and even the kids are catered for with face-painting, a children’s workshop and creche. The ever-popular Press-ups Competition is back, so do take part.

Celebrity Auction

This year, at the celebrity live auction, Green Party representative and professional auctioneer, Noel Lynch, will bring his own unique style to the auction, kicking off the proceedings at 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer.

Items up for auction this year include:

  • Signed photo of Joanna Lumley as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous
  • Fake leather studded dog jacket from Pete Townshend from The Who. The jacket was designed for one of his dogs and has The Who emblem on the back.
  • Signed photo of Manic Street Preachers plus rare signed CD
  • Signed Arsenal pennant and photo of the Arsenal FC first team, including certificate of authentication
  • Shirt worn by actress Helen Worth, who plays Gail Platt on Coronation Street. She wore this shirt in a scene in Corrie. Includes certificate of authentication
  • Signed photo of Steven Gerrard

There are many more items up for auction including signed photos and vouchers from ethical food, clothing and wine companies. Don’t forget – 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer!

Web Clinic

Imaner Consultants, who design and maintain Animal Aid's own on-line shop, will be holding a Web Clinic at the Fayre and will be offering free consultations on web design and development.


Here's a list of the organisations that are exhibiting at the fayre this year, along with their stall locations. (Stalls 1-66 are in the Great Hall.)

Algernon Trust61 Stage
Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals46
Animal AidMain Foyer
Animal Protection Agency25
Animal Protection Party20
Animal Rights Merchandise26
Animals Count58 Stage
Animals Asia Foundation6 & 7
Animals at Risk48
Animals SOS Sri LankaLower Foyer
Barchester Green45
BeaniesMain Foyer
Brooke Hospital for AnimalsLower Foyer
Bourgeois Boheme14 & 15
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT)40
Canine CrusadersLower Foyer
Captive Animals Protection Society42
Cat Lovers Welfare Society (CLAWS)Lower Foyer
Doris Banham Sanctuary56
Dorreya WoodLower Foyer
ECO ArchitectureLower Foyer
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary30
Fox Project38
Greek Animal Rescue65 & 66 Stage
Greek Animal Welfare Fund62 Stage
Greek Cat Welfare Society22
The Green RoomLower Foyer
Happy Hippo35
Heavenly Cake Company18
HempishLower Foyer
Home and Abroad Animal Welfare47
Honesty Cosmetics12 & 13
Help the Street Animals of MoroccoLower Foyer
Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary36
Humane Research Trust39
Hunt Saboteurs Association59 Stage
I am Natural31
The Indian KitchenMain Foyer
International Primate Protection League52
League Against Cruel Sports41
London Animal RightsUpper Foyer
Lupine Aventure Co-OperativeUpper Foyer
Lush33 & 34
Mankind ImagesUpper Foyer
Mayhew Animal Home43
Mona - UK57
NowaleLower Foyer
Orangutan Foundation10
Paws for Life Cat Rescue60
Plamil Foods1 & 2
Protect our Wild Animals (POWA)Upper Foyer
Puppy Pincher Press21
Redwood FoodsMain Foyer
Restoration CakeLower Foyer
The Retreat and Friends19
Romanian Animal AidLower Foyer
Safe Haven for Donkeys29
Safer Medicines Campaign37
Sea Shepherd11
Shambhu'sMain Foyer
Speak Campaigns8
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC)9
TAMU OrganicsLower Foyer
The Monkey Sanctuary Trust55
Tishbi Wines63
To Happy Vegans64
Truly ScrumptiousUpper Foyer
Vegan BodybuildersUpper Foyer
Vegan CampaignsUpper Foyer
Vegan Organic NetworkUpper Foyer
Vegan Society23 & 24
Vegan Store49 - 51
Vegeco LtdUpper Foyer
Vegetarian Shoes16 & 17
Vegetarian Society4 & 5
VeggiesUpper Foyer
Vinca PressUpper Foyer
Viva27 & 28
VSPGLower Foyer
Web ClinicLower Foyer
WSPALower Foyer

So don’t miss the greatest animal-friendly fayre of the year. Come and meet old friends and shop ‘til you drop.

(We very much regret that no dogs are allowed into the Town Hall, except helping dogs, for health & safety reasons.)

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