Animals Asia is holding a family fun day at Discovery Bay Plaza on Sunday, 15 July – in conjunction with the plaza’s popular flea market.
Animals Asia Charity Fun Day – Discovery Bay will run from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, when the crew of AAF will host a series of fun activities to raise awareness of their work to help cruelly treated cats, dogs and bears in Asia.
AAF Founder and CEO Jill Robinson MBE and “Dr Eddie”, the shaggy dog she rescued from a live animal market in Guangzhou will be on stage at 3.30pm. Ms Robinson will give a presentation about the work of Animals Asia, including its Dr Dog programme – of which Dr Eddie is a founding member.
Senegalese drummers, Africa Djembe, will be adding to the atmosphere with their unique high-energy brand of music – their festive drumming is so intense that the four guys will be performing in three short sessions throughout – from 12.30-1pm, from 1.30-2pm and from 2.30-3pm.
While they are drawing in the crowds, Animals Asia staff will be at hand to answer any questions and hand out leaflets. But it’s not just awareness the charity hopes to raise – it is also hoping to raise some money for its ever-expanding programmes.
The AAF team will be selling some fabulous merchandise, such as T-shirts, gorgeous plush Moon Bears, magnets, baseball caps, etc. There will also be a lucky wheel (everyone wins a prize) and lots of fun games and activities to keep the kids busy, such as arts and crafts and photo-taking with “Moonie” the Moon Bear.
Also for the kids, there will be a fancy dress competition, with some great prizes – computer games, theme park tickets and movie tickets. To enter, children should come dressed as an animal (no fur please!).
Other prizes up for grabs throughout the day include a spa package, restaurant coupons, plush Moon Bears.
Hong Kong cartoonist and author Larry Feign will be signing copies of his new book, “HongKongitis” at Dymocks Discovery Bay from 4pm-5.30pm. Feign is giving all royalties from sales of his book to Animals Asia. His quirky look at Hong Kong – or as he puts it, “a neurotic view of Asia’s World City” – shows Larry has as much talent writing about his adopted home as he does immortalising it in cartoons.