Animals Asia event – Ridgmount, 25th June 2016
A huge thank you to all those who attended OAT’s Animals Asia Event on Saturday 25th June. I think its safe to say a wonderful night was had by all and so lovely to hear that Animals Asia believe it to be the most beautiful party they’ve ever had!!!!!! All the credit must go to Sue, Catherine, Polly and Jono, between them they ‘Nailed’ this event and made a Great job of it. Well Done OATer’s! 😍👍🏼🎉
It was so much more than a “knees up.” Delicious, mainly vegan food and drinks were served outside and as the sun set over the North Downs ☀️ the guests gathered on the steps for inspirational talks from my amazing sister Sue Olsen, Founder of OAT, the gracious Virginia Mckenna, founder of Born Free Foundation, the captivating Jill Robinson, the founder of Animals Asia and passionate Peter Egan, Actor and AA Patron. They even got me to say a few words having just returned from my first trip to China and Vietnam to visit Jill and the AA team. Not being able to bring myself to share some of the horrors 😳 I had experienced I hope that what I didn’t say had as much impact as what I did manage to get out.
You could have heard a pin drop as Jill talked through her slides, horrific and astounding in equal measure. Every time I learn more of what AA continue to achieve I find myself so fired up to find new ways to help. I’m sure it was painful for many to watch but by the number of tissues passed round, their reactions afterwards and generous donations received it seems that something great has been ignited. Dogs, Cats, Bears and the Animals Asia team have a number of new life long friends. 😃
Due to the INCREDIBLE generosity of everyone who attended we managed to raise over £35,000!!!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 A fantastic result which we are hugely thankful for and will make a big impact to AA’s important ongoing work, until the suffering ends….
We will update you before the end of the year on the impact of your generosity. Thank again from everyone at AA and OAT 😃