After reading about Zebedee in the Swindon Advertiser Hannah Warhurst decided to raise money for Animals Asia. She ran in the Reading Half and raised an amazing £756 for the bears.
From left...Kim, Sarah, Ian and Louise spent a day rockclimbing on Dewerstone Rock with Pen Farthing an ex-marine who started the Nowzad Dogs charity. A charity thats rescues strays and abandoned animals in Afganistan and Iraq.
Together they raised £200 for Nowzad and £400 for Animals Asia.
Sun05Jun20111:00 pmCroft Road Swindon
From 1pm - 4.30pm Animals Asia Swindon Support Group had an awareness stand at Drove Vets open day where clients and the public had the chance to see behind the scenes at their hospital at 252 Croft Road, Swindon.
There were stalls, displays, games, face painting and much much more. We raised £55.
Our awareness stand with teddy tombola raised £163.80. It was great to see people showing an interest in the work of Animals Asia Foundation. Many thanks to Braydon and Carla for donning the moon bear suit.
The Swindon Support Group held their 4th Charity Night at the Bombay Lounge in Peatmoor where Hanif the owner donates all the profits from the evening to our charity. It was a fantastic turnout with 36 supporters attending. After a delicious curry Sarah Chilvers gave a slide show presentation on the rescue of Zebedee, Swindons adopted bear, followed by a review of the years fundraising activities where it was announced the group had raised just over £10,200 in 2010. This was followed by a summary of what veterinary equipment they had purchased with the funds raised. Please click here for more details.
The group was informed that this year all money raised will be going towards the Bear Enrichment Programme to buy furniture and toys to aid the recovery of the bears in their new homes.
It was a very postive uplifting evening which ended with a raffle and auction and we would like to say a special thank you to Ken White (famous Swindon artist)http://www.kenwhitemurals.co.uk/home/ for coming along with his lovely wife Jan and donating a lino print of Jasper for the auction which raised the wonderful sum of £65. A thank you to Ann Wack for donating a percentage of sales of her beautiful 'Lariate by Wack' necklaces. In total the evening with auction/raffle raised £580. A huge thank you to Hanif.
The Animals Asia Swindon Support Group attended the Mela, a celebration of Indian culture. It was a fantastic sunny day which attracted 20,000 people to enjoy music, dancing and delicious food with many different stalls. Our awareness/teddy bear tombola stand had lots of helpers on the day so a huge thanks to them and we raised £354 for the bears.
The sun shined for our 3rd Swindon Walk for Freedom sponsored walk. A wonderful turnout of AAF supporters and around 16 dogs all attended our 3 mile walk around Shaw Forest and Peatmoor Lagoon. It was lovely to see familiar faces and snouts again and also some new ones. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event and helped to raise a total of £714.70. Click here to see a slide show of the day kindly taken by fellow AAF supporter Chas Jones.
A team of 19 crazy Animals Asia supporters dressed up in moon bear t-shirts and furry moon bear ears to paddle for the bears at Baltic Wharf, Bristol Docks. 19 charities took part in the race hoping to win a medal whilst raising funds and awareness for their chosen charity. A wet and murky start to the day finished with the sun coming out for our last race. This was the Moon Bear Paddlers first attempt at this event and coming 2nd from bottom has not deterred us. We will be back for more next year! We are all delighted to have raised £2664 for the Honey Money Days which will help pay for enrichment items like swings and hammocks for the bear enclosures in China and Vietnam, also toys and food to help stimulate the bears and keep them occupied which helps with their recovery.
A huge thank you to Wohr Parking Systems for sponsoring the boat at £350 making sure 100% of the money raised went to Animals Asia.
Many thanks to Jacky and Mandy for running the AAF Stall on the day and raising £110 to add to our total.
This was a very special day too as we were presented with our Support Group of the Year award by Gill Maltby AAF UK Director together with Leigh Fisher and Maren Dallman who also won awards.
Thu01Dec2011Lower Shaw Farm
The Swindon Support Group held their first Xmas Fayre and Social at Lower Shaw Farm where various stalls were selling everything from cosmetics, jewellery, knitting, AAF merchandise and cakes.
Thank you all for coming along and especially to those who made and donated delicious mince pies and various cakes and biscuits. The evening was a great success and raised over £400 for the bears.
Many thanks to Andrea and Matt for giving us their lovely room at the farm and making us so welcome.