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Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre 2006

This time of year everyone is rushing around, desperate to complete their Christmas shopping, so why not take a break from the hurly-burly of the high street and buy some really worthwhile gifts for friends and family in a congenial atmosphere? Gifts which will not have exploited animals or humans in any way.

Animal Aid has been organising a Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre for the past 15 years and each one has grown in size and stature. So this is really the compassionate event of the year and is not to be missed.

Even more reason why you should join us and not be left out on Sunday December 3rd at Kensington Town Hall. Animal charities, ‘green’ companies, campaign groups, ethical traders, speakers and performers will all come together under one roof to promote a compassionate Christmas. There will be 75 stands offering a wide assortment of goods, including cruelty-free cosmetics & toiletries, chocolates, animal-friendly fashion, shoes, cards, books, delicious dairy-free treats and much more - perfect for presents, or for spoiling yourself! You’ll be able to support causes close to your heart by snapping up seasonal essentials. On hand to entertain the kids will be a magician and a contortionist, plus an Education Workshop, and when you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, you can rest your weary feet and sample a range of delicious vegan food, or sit and feed your mind with educational talks on a variety of topics, which range from Illegal snaring, the heart-warming story of rescuing bears and vivisection. And if you’re feeling really energetic please take part in our unique Press Ups Competition at 16.00, and show off your prowess. Cups and prizes for the winners.

This year we are welcoming back the famous contortionist Rubber Ritchie, who will perform for your delectation on and around a table to music. His display is of acrobatic and comedic contortion, demonstrating extreme flexibilty.

Our Celebrity Auction always pulls in the crowds and this year we have a fantastic array of items to bid for, plus our dynamic, resident auctioneer will be on hand to add to the fun of a live auction for the top twenty items. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Animal Aid T-shirt signed by Chrissie Hynde
  • Ricky Gervaise plus 'The Office' dvd complete series 1&2 and the Christmas specials
  • Signed photo of Matt Lucas from Little Britain
  • Manchester United pennant signed by Edwin Van der Sar and Gary Neville

Being an ethical consumer doesn’t mean you have to miss out! There’s something for everyone at the Christmas without Cruelty Fayre - and what better excuse do you need to spend, spend, spend, with the knowledge that all your money is going to save animals and support good causes.

See you at Kensington Town Hall

Sunday 3rd December 2006

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8
(opposite High Street Kensington tube station)

Admission £1
Children (under 11) free

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