Animal Aid


Posted 2 November 1999

Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, Kensington Town Hall, Sunday 5 December 1999, 10am - 5pm.

A walk-on role in ITV's The Bill and two first-rate seats to see West Ham versus Manchester United over Christmas are just two of the exciting prizes which have been generously donated to Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Auction.

The event - part of the national campaign group's annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre - gives visitors the chance to bid for some truly unique Christmas presents. Dozens of other donations have also come in from TV presenters, sports stars, actors, musicians and comedians? including John Thaw, Henry Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Martin Amis, Gary Lineker and Dame Judi Dench.

All proceeds go to support Animal Aid's campaigns against animal suffering.

The Fayre itself, featuring more than 40 charities and ethical traders, allows visitors to indulge in guilt-free Christmas shopping for everything from delicious chocolates and cruelty-free toiletries to non-leather jackets and Doc Martens. More practically, there will be seasonal essentials on offer, such as Christmas cards and calendars.

First-class veggie meals and snacks are available throughout the day - with not a lentil burger in sight!

Says Fayre organiser Mary Shepherd,

"Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre offers people the chance to enjoy their Christmas shopping - safe in the knowledge that their money will go directly to the charities, campaign groups and ethical traders who are trying to make a positive difference in the world."

Included among over 40 exhibitors at the Fayre are Honesty Cosmetics, Vegetarian Shoes, Compassion in World Farming, Ethical Wares, Born Free Foundation, the League Against Cruel Sports, Viva! and Animal Aid itself.

Notes to Editors

  • Entrance: £1 (free for children under 11)
  • Opening hours: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Vegetarian refreshments
  • Children's entertainment
  • More information: Mary Shepherd, Yvonne Taylor.

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