years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Our London support group raised over £400 for Honey Money Days hosting a fantastic Teddy Bears' Picnic in Battersea Park on 21 August 2011.
The event featured a fantastic treasure hunt, which saw over 30 children and a few excited adults hunting for clues among the giant ferns and trees of the sub-tropical garden, and no one was disappointed as all entrants received a prize!
Thanks to our artistic supporters Nazanin Dabbs and Lizzie Chambers there were also some fantastic t-shirt and animal face painting activities with the resulting little tigers and bears wandering the park in droves, as well as amazing origami lessons thanks to our talented supporters Noriko Kimura and Charles Steele.
We also held a scruffiest dog competition that Fiona was very honoured to judge though Missie, her dog, was disappointed to be disqualified from entering!
Throughout the day more than 80 people visited our stalls on the Battersea bandstand to find out more about Animals Asia, sign petitions or make donations towards our work.
Our special guest Moonie bear was, as usual, very popular and despite the hot weather there were no shortage of willing volunteers to be him –thanks to Barbara Emery-Mail, Marnie Andrew and Sue Gillespie. And to Maren Dallmann, our London group co-ordinator, and all the London supporters that got involved in making this such a great day.
How about organising your own Honey Money Day, find out more here.