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Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre 2008

Posted 17 October 2008

Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 16th Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 30th November, from 10.00 until 17.00.

Our keynote speakers this year will be inspiring campaigner Peter Tatchell and Green MEP Jean Lambert. You can also hear about an eventful year for the Sea Shepherd organisation, while Mark Gold will be talking about and signing copies of his first novel, Cranks and Revolutions. Another highlight will be the presentation of the 2008 Vegan Environmental Awards.

There will be more than 85 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.

Shambhu's will be serving hot meals, snacks and treats, plus fair trade organic teas & coffees, and organic cold drinks. Or try The Indian Kitchen’s feast with a Mediterranean flavour and Rainforest Creations’ fantastic flavours of the Caribbean. Veggies Catering will be serving vegan homemade cakes, hot snacks, drinks, teas and coffees.

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. The ever-popular Press-ups Competition is back, so do take part.

Celebrity Auction

This year, at the celebrity live auction, 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:

  • Signed photo and costume jewellery worn by Barbara Windsor as 'Peggy' in Eastenders
  • Signed photo of all the Dragon's from Dragon's Den. There are only 20 of these in circulation in the whole world!
  • Signed photo of Martin Shaw in costume from his new TV show 'Apparitions'
  • Signed photo of Pete Townshend from The Who
  • 'My Booky Wook' signed by Russell Brand
  • Stella McCartney's sexy sunglasses in a signed case
  • Dress and signed book from supermodel Marie Helvin
  • 'Lyrics' signed by Sting

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!

Web Clinic

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.


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 Animals33
Animal Protection Agency18
Animal SOS Sri LankaLower Foyer
Animal Rights Merchandise (SARC)Lower Foyer
Animals Asia Foundation6 & 7
Animals CountLower Foyer
ArbonneUpper Foyer
Barchester Green InvestmentsUpper Foyer
Bourgeois Boheme14 & 15
Brooke Hospital for AnimalsLower Foyer
Bute Island Foods1 & 2
Captive Animals’ Protection Society46
Cat Lovers Animal Welfare SocietyLower Foyer
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade42
Compassion in World FarmingLower Foyer
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation31
Doris Banham Sanctuary8
Elvinridge Herbal Superfoods & Body ProductsLower Foyer
Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary22
Foods For Life39
Four Paws20
The Fox Project35
Greek Animal Rescue65 & 66 stage
Greek Animal Welfare Fund62 stage
Greek Cat Welfare Society21
Green Room/PartyLower Foyer
GreenEye Wildlife Photography3
Halcyon Cat HavenLower Foyer
Heavenly Cake Company5
Hipo Hyfryd (Happy Hippo)34
Home and Abroad Animal Welfare32
Honesty Cosmetics12 & 13
Huggletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary36
Humane Research Trust54
Hunt Saboteurs Association58 Stage
The Indian KitchenMain Foyer
International Primate Protection League23
League Against Cruel SportsLower Foyer
London Animal Rights19
LUSH37 & 38
Mayhew Animal Home43
MONA UK57 Stage
Monkey Sanctuary Trust53
New Life Parrot Rescue60 stage
Orangutan Foundation11
Paws for Life59 stage
PETA Europe40
Protect Our Wild AnimalsUpper Foyer
Puppy Pincher Press64 stage
Pure HealthLower Foyer
Rainforest Creations FoodsMain Foyer
Raw Gaia41
Redwood Wholefood Co.Main Foyer
Respect for Animals24
Roots of Compassion52
Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land56
Safer Medicines Campaign55
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society29
Shambhu’sMain Foyer
SPEAK CampaignsLower Foyer
Tishbi Estate WineryUpper Foyer
Tower Hill StablesLower Foyer
Uncaged44 & 45
Vegan BodybuildersUpper Foyer
Vegan Campaigns63 Stage
Vegan Organic NetworkUpper Foyer
Vegan Society25 & 26
Vegan Store49 - 51
Vegetarian Shoes16 & 17
Vegetarian Society9 & 10
Veggie’s CateringUpper Foyer
Veggie VisionUpper Foyer
Victoria Sponge Cake ExperienceUpper Foyer
Viva!27 & 28
Web Clinic with Imaner ConsultantsLower Foyer
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsLower Foyer

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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