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).
The weather gods smiled kindly on our intrepid climbers on Saturday 1 September and Snowdon was bathed in sunshine, making for breathtakingly beautiful climb.
Of course, it was a different story by the time they reached the summit, which was freezing cold, misty and damp. So despite the lack of rain, there was no break with tradition and everyone still got wet
Supporter David Bowen impressed everyone with the extra challenge he had set himself. He climbed with a bear in a cage weighing a total of 32kg - 30kg represented the 30 years Oliver had spent in a cage and the other 2kg were his clothes and supplies.
Maren Dallmann, coordinator of our London group and one of the group climbing said “A lot of people stopped us on the way curious why he had a bear in a cage on his back and why he was collecting money. Because of this, David managed to collect over Ł100 on the day, which was split between Animals Asia and Nowzad”.
Everyone agreed it was a fantastic day, ending in a fun and relaxing way with mountain leader and founder of Nowzad, Pen Farthing’s special pub quiz.
UK Director Gill Maltby with her 5-week son Adam made a special appearance to greet all our fantastic climbers before they set out and to welcome them back. Though sensibly declined the invitation to climb … perhaps next year.
Thanks to David, Emily and David, Linda, Mia-louise, Maren, Daisy, Elaine, Rachel, Helen, Sue and Carole.