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).
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Animals Asia supporters Companion Dog Show Sunday 26 February Marazion Hall, Marazion, Cornwall. Entry £1 (from 11am) with judging from midday. For more information contact Pat 01736 350991 or Juliet 01736 741232.
Animals Asia at Crufts, NEC, Birmingham 8 - 11 March Please come and say hello. Weíre in Hall 1-176.
South Somerset support group Dance Through The Decades Saturday 10 March 60s and 70s disco night, 8pm till late
Ivel Barbarians Rugby Club, Dorchester Road, Yeovil.
Animals Asia Netherlands support group Leeuwarden 5km sponsored walk Saturday 24 March For more information email fionaboonk[at]moonbears.nl.
The South Devon support vegetarian supper and talk 7 May Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes
A home-cooked vegetarian Indian supper with an inspirational illustrated presentation by Diana Trawford, who worked as a bear manager at our Chengdu sanctuary.
For more details and/or to book your place (limited to 30 guests) contact Anna Harrison 07971 189522 or Joe Frain 07812 082666.
Hampstead Heath guided Walk for Freedom Saturday 12 May Our ever-popular walk guided by the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath Simon Lee, will take you through the lesser-known areas of one of Londonís greenest lungs.
£10 registration fee and suggested minimum sponsorship/donation of £25. Your registration fee covers this event's costs, while your sponsorship money or donation directly helps the animals you care about.
Skyline Three Cities Charity Bike Ride Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 May Deposit £99 sponsorship level £1,500
What a great way to get fit in 2012 and help Animals Asia with an open challenge cycle from London to Brussels via Amsterdam. The Three Cities bike ride takes you through beautiful English villages and into the Dutch lowlands via Amsterdam and across to Brussels.
For more information or to register call Skyline 020 7424 5511 (remember to let them know this is on behalf of Animals Asia) or see the Skyline website.
South Somerset support group Moon Bear Rescue walk Sunday 10 June 5-mile footpath walk around Ham Hill County Park 2pm registration
Starting and ending at Montacue Village Hall TA15 6QA. For more details and sponsorship forms, contact Julia 01963 350639 or email animalsasiasouthsommerset[at]gmail[dot]com.
Join our Surrey supporters on a fantastic sponsored walk Sunday 24 June Starting in Odiham and walking across attractive open countryside (approximately 7 miles)
For more information and sponsorship forms call Denise 01256 861021.
The Swindon Support group curry evening 7pm 3 July Swindon support group are having a fantastic curry evening and will be showing a short 15 minute film 'A Tour with Jill Robinson inside the Moon Bear Rescue Centre, China' at their curry evening at the Bombay Lounge in Peatmoor, Swindon.
Why not join them for a great night? Contact sarah chilvers at [email protected] to book your seat.
Talk and slideshow by our fantastic supporter Viv Simms 7pm Friday 24 July At the Memorial Hall, Pickering, North Yorkshire, at 7pm. There will also be a potato pie and pea supper. Tickets £5 per head and everyone welcome.
Line Dancing with Dave Sheriff 25 August Launceston Town Hall
Dave is one of the top country and western singers in Britain so this is sure to be a fantastic evening. Tickets £8 with bring and share supper.
For more information call Christine 01566 776768.
Animals Asia stand at the Environment Eco Fair 27 August Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road, Carshalton, Surrey.
More information, see their website.
Snowdonia Mountain Challenge 2012 Saturday 1 September In 2011, with howling winds and torrential rain, our Snowdon climb was more of a challenge than many bargained for, but all 15 trekkers agreed it was worth every rain-sodden step and great fun! If you are up for this challenge, find out more or register, contact [email protected], 01579 347148.
Sponsored Walk for Freedom along the Quantock coast Sunday 2 September This wonderful 5 or 10 mile walks will start from the Kilve Beach Chantry Tea Rooms car park at 10.30am. For sponsor forms please contact Lee Gibbins Tel: 01278 741 648
Southampton support group Walk for Freedom Saturday 15 September Once more, our Southampton support group is organising another great event on Southampton Common. For more details, please contact Linda Burr
London support group Wimbledon Common Walk for Freedom and Bat Walk Sunday 16 September This year, our Wimbledon walk is a little different, taking place at dusk and giving a rare opportunity to observe some of Londonís bat species, and learn more about them and other inhabitants of the common.
Here is Moonie and Eddie meeting some of the walkers at last yearís Wimbledon walk.
£10 registration fee and suggested minimum sponsorship/donation of £25. Your registration fee covers this event's costs, while your sponsorship money or donation directly helps the animals you care about. For more details, contact Maren Dallmann
Dragon Boat Race Sunday 23 September An exhilarating day for the competitors and a thrilling show for the spectators! Join supporters from across the country to take part on behalf of Animals Asia. Just £20 to register and each paddler has to raise a minimum £100. Each boat takes 16 paddlers and one drummer.
To book a place, contact Sarah or for more information see the Swindon group website.
Animal History of London guided walk for World Animal Day Sunday 30 September (Kensington Gardens to Piccadilly Circus)
11am start (approx. 3.5 hours, maximum 20 people per walk).
Following our London support groupís Animal History of London guided walk for World Animal Day last October, weíre running it again this year.
Includes seeing Londonís Victorian dog cemetery, visiting the Animals in War memorial, discovering which London resident invented the cat flap, the name of Anne Boleynís favourite dog and which members of the royal family loved animals the most. Plus, learn about the mole that killed a king ..... and so much more.
Dogs are very welcome on this, which is mainly through the Royal Parks with only a small amount of time on the streets.
One walk: Adult £19, children (under 16) £9, family of four £52 (two adults/two children under 16), children under 10 free.
Art exhibition Thursday 6 December Woolborough House, 39 Londsdale Road, Barnnes, London SW13 9JP
6pm - 10pm, admission free, percentage of proceeds from art sales goes to Animals Asia
Wildlife art by Jo Maynard.