Sunday, 21 June 2009

Pet Fest.

Yesterday I put on a punk show to raise money for two great charities The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Raystede Animal Sanctuary, these are both awesome causes. The crew of Sea Shepherd have been on the front line fighting against animal cruelty since 1977, I wish I had the guts to volunteer to go on one of their ships...maybe one day. Raystede animal sanctuary never put a healthy animal down and provide a service fostering animals belonging to people fleeing domestic violence.


Beanies Health Foods donated some burgers for our all vegan barbecue and they kindly let us buy the rest at the wholesale price - thanks Beanies.

All the bands played for free which was amazing and we donated our 9% of the bar takings to the charities. In total we made a profit of £330 to be split equally between the two charities, yay!

13 comments:

  1. Great blog! I'm adding you to my blogroll. And Pet Fest sounds like fun. I wish I could get out local veggie society to organize something like this. We're very lazy about things like that. We're great at organizing potlucks and dinner outings, but that's about the extent of it.

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  2. Hey that's great - kudos to you and to everyone who offered their time and helped with donations.

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  3. I love it when people come together and do amazing stuff like that. major props.

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  4. Just popped over from Snowy Vegan's... right on sister! What a great idea!

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  5. Well done! It sounds as if it was all a great success! You must be really pleased!

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  6. I love the name pet fest! And bands and a vegan bbq sounds like the perfect weekend. Well done!

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  7. Hey! Thanks for the comment :) And good on you for putting on a show to raise money for Sea Shepherd, they do such great work!

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  8. Most excellent! I love seeing great people using their powers for good and not evil - I'm sure it was great!

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  9. Your event sounds awesome! What a cool way to bring together the community!

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  10. that's awesome of you!

    I love the sea shepherd. the new season of whale wars is currently airing and I save up 3 or more episodes to have mini marathons.

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  11. hiya, thanks for the comment on my blog :) yeah i was really pleased to find yours because it's always good to find fellow uk vegans, plus all the food on your blog looks AMAZING - the doughnut and cupcakes down below, oh god, and all the veggie burgers! i've never really had any desire to eat out at cafes/restaurants before, but now i've got the urge to travel around the country/world eating veggie burgers! PLUS you're into punk AND, finally, i had pink hair for about 6 years and you've made me miss it a lil bit! i look forward to reading your entries, keep up the good work :)
    oh and that event sounds amazing, AND for a good cause - nice one. xx

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  12. hey jojo!
    I jzt loved your blog!
    I'm goinf to london in december,
    and I wanna know if you could give me some tips for vegan places to eat and to buy food..also, we don't have vegan stores in brazil, so I wanna buy cool vegan shoes too..can you help me?

    Tchau

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