• Sat
    7:30 pmRiffs Bar Swindon


    Four local bands put on a fantastic night at Riffs Bar in Swindon in aid of Animals Asia. New band Newquay Times put together a line up of A Way with Words, The Consuelas and Talk in Code. It was a rocking night and we raised £280 from a raffle. Thank you for helping us raise funds and awareness for our new campaign "Adopting a Nanning Bear". 


  • Sun


    Leon Moore and Kate Whelan completed the Bath Half Marathon. Thank you to them both for raising an amazing £955 which is going towards our new campaign 'Adopting a Nanning Bear' 

  • Thu
    7:00 pmGilgamesh restaurant in Camden


    A wonderful Starry Night for the Moon Bears (Animals Asia UK official event)

    Thursday 19 June 2014 at Gilgamesh Restaurant, Camden, London NW1 8AH (doors open 7pm).

    Please join us at Gilgamesh, the critically acclaimed Pan-Asian restaurant in the heart of Camden Town’s Stables Market for a unique night with many stars of stage and screen to raise funds and awareness for the suffering moon bears in Asia.

    Founder and CEO of Animals Asia Jill Robinson MBE will be giving a presentation on our work, including exciting and important new developments that we want you to be among the first to know about.

    Supporter Lesley Nicol, Downton Abbey’s redoubtable Mrs Patmore and other members of the cast (subject to availability) will be hopping on stage to provide some light entertainment!

    Animals Asia UK ambassador and actor Peter Egan will also conduct an auction, including celebrity items from Manchester United, a special painting by Pam Ayres MBE and a highly collectable bear sculpture.

    Book your tickets today (places are limited) on 01579 347148.

    Tickets £80 (including a welcome drink and ½ bottle of wine) for a two-course vegetarian dinner (with vegan option) by award winning chef Ian Pengelley. Ian, well known for his appearances on BBC television’s MasterChef and previous joint venture with Gordon Ramsay, is sure to come up with a spectacular menu that will suit this starry night for the moon bears.

  • Sun
    10:00 amCoate Water Country Park, Marlborough Road, Swindon

    The Moon Bear Paddlers will once again take to the water in the annual Swindon Dragon Boat Race. This year we are pleased to announce Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson will be joining us in the boat. Please come along and support us at this fantastic event. Along with the racing there are craft stalls, a health and wellbeing zone, a food festival, raffle, BBQ, bar, childrens rides and even a children's slash pool.

    This year Swindon Animals Asia Support Group's team is raising money for our new campaign 'Adopting a Nanning Bear'.  Come and see us at the Animals Asia Stand at the event.  



  • Sun
    11:00 amPeatmoor Lake, Swindon

    Walk for freedom

    Walk for Freedom

    3 mile sponsored circular walk around Peatmoor Lagoon and Shaw Forest. 

    Sunday 20th July at 11.00am

    Come along with your friends, family and doggy companions and help raise money for the Swindon Animals Asia Support Group's new campaign 'Adopting a Nanning Bear'

    Animals Asia need all the help they can get as they have just taken over a bear farm in Nanning, China where 130 bears have been kept in terrible conditions for many years and been milked for their bile. They are now in the process of converting the farm into a sanctuary so please join our Walk for Freedom and start making a difference today.

    £10 donation to register (children free) Sponsorship Forms are also available if people would like to collect more.

    Contact [email protected] to register

    We are happy to be working together with  'We Love Pets' which is a well established, professional and reliable Dog Walking, Pet Boarding and Dog Sitting Company. All staff are handpicked for their animal experience, local knowledge and caring nature. There are vet nurses on the team, and they are fully insured, police checked and recommended by vets! 

    Logo jpeg

    Refreshments available and cupcakes by Andrea Smith of Party Pax and there is even a chance to win a ride on the back of a Bonneville Motor Cycle donated by Edward Richards

    Bonnie Moon Bear Ride Poster




  • Sat
    12pm to 2pmBetter Leisure Centre (The Oasis), North Star Av, Swindon, SN2 1EP




    The Yoga Shak in Swindon presented a very special charity edition of 'The Yoga Jam', a fun fuelled dynamic high-energy Yoga, live DJ fused event. 

    30 enthusiastic Yogi's turned up on Saturday midday where Yoga teachers Lauren Reynolds, Deborah Curtis and Jill Hoon took turns in guiding us through an inspiring, power vinyasa flow set, energetically syncing their unique styles and teachings to the sounds of chill phonic, electronic, upbeat dub and groove basslines. Delivered by the master Yoga DJ aka DJ Dex.

    Our 2 hr Journey covered breath, sun salutes, standing postures, balances, backbends, inversions and finished off with a deep relaxation meditation.

    P1000565aIt was a fantastic event which everyone thoroughly enjoyed and it raised awareness of the plight of the moon bears. Thanks to The Yoga Shak giving their time for free the event raised an incredible £495 which will go towards the rescue and adoption of Florence our new Swindon Bear. Thank you everyone for making this such a wonderful event. More photos on the gallery below.  

    Yoga Shak 01 PNG 02


  • Wed
  • Tue

    Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Together we have raised an amazing £1035.85 to help with the Nanning rescue and adoption of Florence bear.

    A huge thank you to David and Sarah Stribbling for offering a portrait each to their favourite photo.

    David Stribbling has chosen Laura Bailey's gorgeous photo of Edward her bearded collie as his winner because he loves doing action paintings and this is a fantastic photo with lots of energy and life to it.

    Edward Bailey


    Sarah Stribbling has chosen Kirsten Fenton's photo of Maisie as her winner because she loved it as soon as she saw it. She loves the eyes and how the colour of the blanket compliments them.

    Maisies (Kirsten)

    Runners Up: Sarah said.....This was a really hard choice as there were so many superb photos to choice from but I had to narrow it down to 3.

    KD Tarasenko

    KD tarasenko

    Milly Young

    Milly Young

    Maggie Tomlinson

    Maggie Tomlinson

    The Stribblings are offering a 15% discount on their usual commission prices to everyone who entered. Please contact us if you would like to have your photo painted.