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CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CRUELTY
Fayre & Celebrity Auction
Kensington Town Hall, London
10am-5pm, Sunday 2nd December 2001
Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre is like no other. The huge range of
cruelty-free items on offer means that you can do all your Christmas
shopping in one place; and banish your hunger with our delicious vegan food.
But the big plus - apart from the relaxed and friendly atmosphere - is that
your money will be going directly to the charities, campaign groups and
ethical traders who are trying to make a positive difference in the world.
Bigger and Better
This year's event will be even bigger and better than usual! We have hired
the entire Town Hall this time to allow us more space to accommodate the
ever increasing numbers of people who realise that this is the only place to
buy your cruelty-free Christmas gifts. There will be the usual array of
tempting stands in the Great Hall, plus a further fourteen in the lower
Companies and organisations who have already booked include BUAV, CAPS,
CIWF, Dr Hadwen, Ethical Wares, EFMA, Honesty Cosmetics, Marine Connection,
NAVS, Orangutan Foundation, Oxfam, Uncaged, Vegan Store, Vegan Village,
VIVA!, and Vegetarian Shoes. Altogether an overwhelming choice of Christmas
goodies, including fair-trade crafts and jewelry, cruelty-free cosmetics,
recycled goods, environmentally-friendly clothing, non-leather boots and
shoes and seasonal cards and gifts.
The main foyer will contain our information stands and wildlife pictures by
the renowned photographer, Iain Green, who has provided the images for our
stunning 2002 calendar.
Our silent auction of items donated by famous names and faces continues to
get bigger and bigger. At Christmas Without Cruelty last year we had
memorabilla, personal items and signed cds, books and photographs from,
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Tony Benn MP, The cast of the Bill, Bio-D, Rory
Bremner, Richard Briers, Julian Clary, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello, Culpepper, Dame Judi
Dench, Ethical Wares, Eurythmics, Everton FC, Peter Gabriel, Uri Geller, David Gower, Green People, Sally
Gunnell, Rolf Harris, Health & Diet, Honesty Cosmetics, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sean Hughes, Gary
Lineker, Joanna Lumley, Lush, Stella McCartney, Virginia McKenna, Massive Attack, Melanie C, Spike Milligan, Kylie
Minogue, Van Morrison, Neal's Yard, Norfolk Lavender, Michael Owen, Plamil Foods, Andrew Sachs, Alexei
Sayle, Shepherdboy, Peter Singer, Michaela Strachan, Surrey County Cricket Club,
Tarrant, John Thaw, Anthea Turner, Vegetarian Shoes, Vinceremos Wines, West Ham FC, Whole Earth, Terry
Wogan, Benjamin Zephaniah... Plus tickets for top West End shows!
For the top 20 items we have the services of a professional auctioneer who will be taking bids from 2.30pm-3.15pm.
Anyone unable to stay for the duration may submit a sealed bid which will be taken into consideration.
One star item is a football donated by Manchester United and signed by many key players, including David Beckham.
Dr. Ray Greek, author of "Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: the human cost of experiments on animals" will be attending the Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre.
Physician and lecturer, Dr. Greek is considered to be the world's leading authority on animals as models for human disease.
He will be signing copies of his book and will be giving two lectures on the subject - the first at 11.30 and the second at 13.30.
Each talk will last for half an hour and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, from the Dr. Hadwen Trust, will also be talking at
16.00 on the topic "Medical Research Without Pain".
The main catering will once again be by Leon's Vegetarian Services.
Those of you who attended last year will remember Leon's wonderful vegan dishes.
Upstairs teas, coffees and delicious vegan cakes will be provided by Ronny, who is well known from the Beatroot Cafe and her book the Vegan Cake Scoffer.
So come on everyone, let's make this the most successful Fayre ever. You really can't afford to miss it!
See you there!
Kensington Town Hall
Off Kensington High Street
children (under 11) free