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Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, Sunday 2nd December 2007

Posted 4 September 2007

Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 14th Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 2nd December, from 10.00 until 17.00. This is our 30th Anniversary year, so help us celebrate this milestone in style.

Veteran politician, campaigner and Animal Aid patron, Tony Benn, will be visiting the Fayre. He will be showing his support for Animal Aid’s campaigns and saying a few inspiring words about the fight against exploitation and cruelty.

There will be more than 80 stands all promoting charities, campaign groups and ethical traders who are trying to make a real difference in the world. Have a wonderful shopping spree safe in the knowledge that no products have been tested on animals or include any animal ingredients. Help animals, the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint, by purchasing goods which have made the least impact on our planet in their production. Goods on sale include chocolates, cruelty-free toiletries and cosmetics, non-leather boots and shoes, recycled and fair-trade goods, environmentally-friendly clothing, plus seasonal gifts and cards.

This year we have some new caterers to join our regulars of Shambhu’s Kitchen and Veggies. Savour the delights of a wonderful Mediterranean cuisine from The Indian Kitchen and the fantastic flavours of the Caribbean with Rainforest Creations. Try delicious samples of vegan foods from Redwood Foods and Beanie’s.

In addition to the wonderful vegan food, enjoy lectures, videos, a live auction of celebrity items, and even the kids are catered for with face-painting, a children’s workshop and creche. For your entertainment we have a fantastic Press-ups Competition – so do take part.

Not forgetting the amazing vegan contortionist “Rubber Ritchie” who has come to fame around the world, working flexible hours to make ends meet! He did not discover this talent, but nurtured it through a whole-food vegan diet, clean living and years of daily practice.


This year, at the celebrity live auction, not only will Tony Benn be attending the fayre, but he has signed and donated one of his trademark pipes, too.

The lively Noel Lynch will be wielding his gavel, and kicking off the proceedings at 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer.

Items up for auction this year include:

There are many more items up for auction including signed photos and vouchers from ethical food, clothing and wine companies. Don’t forget - 2.30pm in the downstairs foyer!


For the very first time, Imaner Consultants, who design and maintain Animal Aid's own on-line Shop, will be holding a Web Clinic at the Fayre and will be offering free consultations on web design and development. Please pre-book a time-slot by calling Andy or Libby on 0113 293 9385, or email


Vegan Bodybuilding presents the World Vegan Press-up competition. Once again it is time to find the fittest vegan in the world! The contest consists of doing the most continuous press-ups with the elbows bending to at least 90 degrees. There will be prizes for the best male & female competitor. For full details of the event go to


Here's a list of the organisations that are exhibiting at the fayre this year, along with their stall locations. (Stalls 1-66 are in the Great Hall.)

Algernon Trust61 Stage
All Love48
Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals40
Animal Protection Agency25
Animal Rescue KeralaUpper Foyer
Animal SOS Sri LankaUpper Foyer
Animals Asia Foundation6 & 7
Animals Count46
BEANIE’S Health FoodsMain Foyer
Bourgeois Boheme14 & 15
Brooke Hospital for AnimalsLower Foyer
Captive Animals’ Protection Society9
Cat Lovers Animal Welfare SocietyLower Foyer
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade53
Doris Banham Sanctuary36
Ethical Investors UK42
Europeans for Medical Progress45
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary22
Foods For Life37
The Fox Project47
FRIEND Animal RescueUpper Foyer
From Dusk til Dawn38
Greek Animal Rescue56
Greek Animal Welfare Fund62
Greek Cat Welfare Society21
Green Face ProductsLower Foyer
Green Room/PartyLower Foyer
GreenEye Wildlife Photography3
Happy Hippo35
Heavenly CakesLower Foyer
Home and Abroad Animal Welfare41
Honesty Cosmetics12 & 13
Huggletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary20
Humane Research Trust19
Hunt Saboteurs Association59 Stage
The Indian KitchenMain Foyer
Isle of Wight Animal Preservation & Action Group64 Stage
Jinga ShoesLower Foyer
League Against Cruel Sports10
Living EarthLower Foyer
London Animal Rights39
Love FoodsUpper Foyer
LUSHLower Foyer
Mayhew Animal Home26
MONA UK57 Stage
Monkey Sanctuary Trust55
NOWALEUpper Foyer
Orangutan Foundation5
PETA58 Stage
Paws for Life60 Stage
Plamil Foods29
Protect Our Wild AnimalsUpper Foyer
Rainforest Creations FoodsMain Foyer
Raw GaiaLower Foyer
Redwood Wholefood Co.Main Foyer
Respect for Animals24
Roots of Compassion52
Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land18
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society34
Shambhu’s KitchenMain Foyer
Southern Animal Rights Coalition11
SPEAK Campaigns32
SPEAK Political54
Spider Spiral Handcrafted JewelleryLower Foyer
True Health/Dr. G. ShawLower Foyer
Uncaged43 & 44
Vegan BodybuildersUpper Foyer
Vegan Campaigns63 Stage
Vegan Cobbler66 Stage
Vegan Organic NetworkUpper Foyer
Vegan Society1 & 2
Vegan Store49 - 51
VegecoUpper Foyer
Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation30 & 31
Vegetarian Shoes16 & 17
Vegetarian Society8
Veggie’s CateringUpper Foyer
Viva!27 & 28
Web Design by Imaner ConsultantsLower Foyer
World Society for the Protection of Animals65 Stage

So don’t miss the greatest animal-friendly fayre of the year. Come and meet old friends and shop ‘til you drop.

(We very much regret that no dogs are allowed into the Town Hall, except helping dogs, for health & safety reasons.)

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