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Just wanted to say a huge shout out to everyone who came all the way out to A Place of Peace for a working bee, and made such a difference on Saturday. It was such a beautiful group of big -hearted souls, and we were so very grateful for the help. You are all awesome!!
Thank you to Billie Dean, Andrew and Tamsin for everything you do for the animals and of course for your warmth and hospitality towards the volunteers at the Vegan ACT working bee for A Place of Peace Sanctuary on Saturday.
We felt honoured to lend a hand for a day!
Have a look at what this incredible family of animal advocates get up to on their website http://billiedean.com/animal-advocacy/a-place-of-peace
and Facebook Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust
If you’d like to support their work for animals, please donate: http://billiedean.com/donate and visit their online shop at https://www.redbubble.com/people/Deeppeacetrust/shop
Signal Hill Sanctuary is a place of refuge for exploited, abused, neglected and abandoned animals generally regarded as ‘farm animals’. It is set on 200 acres of pasture and natural bushland near the Yass River in NSW.
It exists to provide refuge, safety and a voice to farmed animals suffering, or at risk from, exploitation, abuse, neglect or abandonment. This sanctuary is run by one amazing human, Kris, and we are so glad to be able to connect the Vegan ACT community with her invaluable work.
All funds raised went to Signal Hill Sanctuary! If you would like to donate directly to Signal Hill now, please go to https://www.facebook.com/SignalHillSanctuary/app/190322544333196/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported the previous fundraising garage sales (from late 2015 to now). So far, we’ve raised over $1500 for local sanctuaries and aim to have the next one for Whisker Woods Sanctuary later in the year. The garage sales not only raise much needed funds to provide care for the rescued animals and in turn support these sanctuaries to further educate the public, we also hand out sanctuary flyers with all purchases and often have conversations about veganism. Please think about donating any unneeded items, thank you. For the animals.
The volunteers raked and wheelbarrowed, cleaned shelters, laid down fresh bedding, turned a paddock of branches into firewood and more, while Bede got around to jobs that required his attention. It was rewarding to know we’d helped make that to do list a little bit shorter.
Thanks to Ali, Mark, Rob, Ashleigh, Anthony, Shree, Gareth, Sue and both Michelles for volunteering today, to lend a hand for these animals, including the amazing Bede: the Human of A Poultry Place.
If you would like to make sure you hear about upcoming opportunities to volunteer in various ways, sign up to our newsletter at http://veganact.org.au/events/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vegan ACT would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who volunteered, baked, donated and ate like champions for A Place of Peace Sanctuary today!
We are delighted to say we sold out an entire stall of vegan goodies and raised $1000!
Big thanks to Nicole, Francine Horne, Gareth and Michelle Isobel for being stall keepers and bakers, and to InvaderAli, Carmina, Teresa, Judith, Lisa, Sia, Karla, Anthea (of Rainbow Nourishments) who made such incredible food it was just a breeze to sell. I know I will have missed some bakers, please let me know who you were! Special thanks to Tara for being our best customer of the day, photographer and very supportive minder 🙂
If you would like to follow A Place of Peace or contribute by making a donation, follow the link below or check them out on Facebook at Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust
Original Post: https://www.facebook.com/VeganACTpage/posts/504871939637811
Message from Billie Dean: We are so incredibly grateful and pleased and happy for everyone that it was such a resounding success. Huge thanks from us for everyone who contributed. in all the ways you did. The money raised will go to hay and animal feed, which is of higher need again thanks to the extended hot dry weather. I also note it rained after the stall was all packed up — so thanks for that too !!! You are all incredible — thank you so so much xx
Yesterday the Vegan ACT working bee crew returned to A Poultry Place to help out around the sanctuary! 🐔🐤
The volunteers collected firewood, cleaned shelters, laid down fresh bedding, cleared the ground of woody debris to make the ground safe for little feet, as well as other odd jobs that all add up when you’re running an animal sanctuary.
Thanks to Rob, Shree, Indu, Michelle B, Jade, Judy, Tanya, Anneke Asmita and Michelle for dedicating a day to the the feathered folk of A Poultry Place.
If you would like to make sure you hear about upcoming opportunities to volunteer in rewarding ways such as this, sign up to our newsletter at http://veganact.org.au/events/
or email email@example.com
If you would like to help by donating to A Poultry Place you can do so to the bank account: BSB 012925 Account 484228991 or by contacting Bede at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also be sure to check out this fantastic TEDx talk by Bede Carmody, on his journey to becoming the Human of A Poultry Place
A HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased our raffle tickets to support Little Oak Sanctuary. We are able to give Little Oak $640! The raffle was drawn at our last Monthly Coffee Morning for 2015 at As Nature Intended, Belconnen Markets.
The lucky winners were:
Butterfly Rug – Tara Peters
Go Vita hamper – Christa Aldridge
Cleaning products hamper – Julia Cabral
Wine, chocolates and cookbooks hamper – Cathy Large
Loving Earth products hamper – Steffi Linton
Food Co-op hamper – Nicole Godwin
$40 Veganarchy voucher – Amy Wauchop
Written by Michelle Swann, Vegan ACT Contact
The tireless Bede Carmody welcomed Reeni, Maria, Veronica, Francine,Tracey, Kane, Gareth and yours truly for a day of shed cleaning and rebedding, fence mending, painting, tidying up and doting on and admiring the beautiful
residents of the sanctuary. We couldn’t have imagined a more uplifting and empowering way to spend a day.
PS thanks to the lovely Morgyn Benstead, Fiona Walsh, Naomi Molineux and Sara Flint who put in a huge effort at the Little Oak working bee a couple of months ago, and my sincere apologies for not getting around to posting about the amazing day we had!
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