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Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, Sunday 2nd December 2007
Posted 4 September 2007
Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 14th Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 2nd December, from 10.00 until 17.00. This is our 30th Anniversary year, so help us celebrate this milestone in style.
Veteran politician, campaigner and Animal Aid patron, Tony Benn, will be visiting the Fayre. He will be showing his support for Animal Aid’s campaigns and saying a few inspiring words about the fight against exploitation and cruelty.
There will be more than 80 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.
This year we have some new caterers to join our regulars of Shambhu’s Kitchen and Veggies. Savour the delights of a wonderful Mediterranean cuisine from The Indian Kitchen and the fantastic flavours of the Caribbean with Rainforest Creations. Try delicious samples of vegan foods from Redwood Foods and Beanie’s.
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. For your entertainment we have a fantastic Press-ups Competition – so do take part.
Not forgetting the amazing vegan contortionist “Rubber Ritchie” who has come to fame around the world, working flexible hours to make ends meet! He did not discover this talent, but nurtured it through a whole-food vegan diet, clean living and years of daily practice.
This year, at the celebrity live auction, not only will Tony Benn be attending the fayre, but he has signed and donated one of his trademark pipes, too.
The lively Noel Lynch will be wielding his gavel, and kicking off the proceedings at 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer.
Items up for auction this year include:
- Arsenal pennant signed by the 1st team with letter of authentication and picture
- David Tennant poseable werewolf from doctor Who, and photo, signed
- Signed Melanie C T-Shirt and photo
- Pair of Graham Norton’s cufflinks and signed photo, plus letter of authentication
- Kate Winslet’s camisole and signed card to go with it
- Chrissie Hynde’s knickers, signed
- Surrey County cricket bat, signed by the team
- Dress and signed book from supermodel Marie Helvin
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!
For the very first time, 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. Please pre-book a time-slot by calling Andy or Libby on 0113 293 9385, or email email@example.com.
Vegan Bodybuilding presents the World Vegan Press-up competition. Once again it is time to find the fittest vegan in the world! The contest consists of doing the most continuous press-ups with the elbows bending to at least 90 degrees. There will be prizes for the best male & female competitor. For full details of the event go to www.veganbodybuilding.org.
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 Trust||61 Stage|
|Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals||40|
|ANIMAL AID||MAIN FOYER|
|Animal Protection Agency||25|
|Animal Rescue Kerala||Upper Foyer|
|Animal SOS Sri Lanka||Upper Foyer|
|Animals Asia Foundation||6 & 7|
|BEANIE’S Health Foods||Main Foyer|
|Bourgeois Boheme||14 & 15|
|Brooke Hospital for Animals||Lower Foyer|
|Captive Animals’ Protection Society||9|
|Cat Lovers Animal Welfare Society||Lower Foyer|
|Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade||53|
|Doris Banham Sanctuary||36|
|Ethical Investors UK||42|
|Europeans for Medical Progress||45|
|Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary||22|
|Foods For Life||37|
|The Fox Project||47|
|FRIEND Animal Rescue||Upper Foyer|
|From Dusk til Dawn||38|
|Greek Animal Rescue||56|
|Greek Animal Welfare Fund||62|
|Greek Cat Welfare Society||21|
|Green Face Products||Lower Foyer|
|Green Room/Party||Lower Foyer|
|GreenEye Wildlife Photography||3|
|Heavenly Cakes||Lower Foyer|
|Home and Abroad Animal Welfare||41|
|Honesty Cosmetics||12 & 13|
|Huggletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary||20|
|Humane Research Trust||19|
|Hunt Saboteurs Association||59 Stage|
|The Indian Kitchen||Main Foyer|
|Isle of Wight Animal Preservation & Action Group||64 Stage|
|Jinga Shoes||Lower Foyer|
|League Against Cruel Sports||10|
|Living Earth||Lower Foyer|
|London Animal Rights||39|
|Love Foods||Upper Foyer|
|Mayhew Animal Home||26|
|MONA UK||57 Stage|
|Monkey Sanctuary Trust||55|
|Paws for Life||60 Stage|
|Protect Our Wild Animals||Upper Foyer|
|Rainforest Creations Foods||Main Foyer|
|Raw Gaia||Lower Foyer|
|Redwood Wholefood Co.||Main Foyer|
|Respect for Animals||24|
|Roots of Compassion||52|
|Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land||18|
|Sea Shepherd Conservation Society||34|
|Shambhu’s Kitchen||Main Foyer|
|Southern Animal Rights Coalition||11|
|Spider Spiral Handcrafted Jewellery||Lower Foyer|
|True Health/Dr. G. Shaw||Lower Foyer|
|Uncaged||43 & 44|
|Vegan Bodybuilders||Upper Foyer|
|Vegan Campaigns||63 Stage|
|Vegan Cobbler||66 Stage|
|Vegan Organic Network||Upper Foyer|
|Vegan Society||1 & 2|
|Vegan Store||49 - 51|
|Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation||30 & 31|
|Vegetarian Shoes||16 & 17|
|Veggie’s Catering||Upper Foyer|
|Viva!||27 & 28|
|Web Design by Imaner Consultants||Lower Foyer|
|World Society for the Protection of Animals||65 Stage|
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.)