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Animal Welfare Party's 10th Birthday Party at The Coach and Horses, Soho, London
At the end of this year, Animal Welfare Party will celebrate ten years of existence and we're delighted to announce that we'll be holding a 10th Birthday Party at the Coach and Horses, Soho on Thursday 27th October for an evening of celebration, fun - and, hopefully, some fund-raising. The dress theme for the evening is 'Political Animals' and there will be a prize for the guest voted the 'best dressed'!
Come along and join us for:
A glass of red or white vegan wine on entry, courtesy of the Coach and Horses
- Short addresses from our party leader, Vanessa Hudson, and from some of our founding committee members and past candidates
- A fantastic vegan finger buffet, courtesy of the Coach and Horses
- Our animal-friendly raffle and auction (where we'll be auctioning some unique items and experiences you won't find anywhere else!)
- Our 'political animals' fancy dress line up – the winner of which is in store for a fabulous vegan-friendly prize
- Birthday cake and prosecco – both vegan
- Your own AWP 10th Birthday goodie bag to take home
There'll be lots of opportunity for guests to mingle and chat with AWP committee members and volunteers.
Our event is kindly sponsored by the Coach and Horses, London's first vegetarian pub situated at 29 Greek St, London W1D 5DH.
Tickets cost £25 and include the vegan finger buffet, wine on entry and prosecco with our birthday cake. There are also bars both upstairs and downstairs and the Coach and Horses has a great range of vegan options on wines and beers.
We hope you'll join us at this event to celebrate both the growth our party has made since our inception in 2006 and the successes in our worldwide movement.
2016 marked our most ambitious election year yet - with us contesting not only the London Assembly elections but also, for the first time, the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly elections. We're were absolutely delighted with our results (London Assembly Election 25,810 votes / 0.99%, Glasgow Region, Scottish Parliament Election (first time contesting)1819 votes / 0.7%, West Tyrone, Northern Ireland Assembly Election (first time contesting) 224 votes / 0.6%).
However, we used almost all our financial resources to achieve this. As many are already aware, our organisation is run entirely by volunteers and on membership fees and kind donations from the public. All proceeds from this event will go towards replenishing our funds ready for the next campaign and we'd dearly love to be in a financial position to have a presence in next year's local elections, which take place in May 2017.
With each campaign we hope to reach an ever wider electorate, both exerting pressure on other political parties to prioritise animal and environmental issues and ultimately, taking us closer to our goal of electing dedicated representatives for animals to our decision making bodies.
For more information on Animal Welfare Party, visit: http://www.animalwelfareparty.org
For more information on the Coach and Horses, London's first vegetarian pub visit:
We do hope to see you there!
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Animal Welfare Party
Animal Welfare Party (formerly known as Animals Count) - Is a UK political party striving to create a fairer world for people, animals and the environment.
We are part of a worldwide movement of animal parties across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
If you’d like to see dedicated representatives for animals in the UK’s decision making bodies please support our party today.
There are now over 16 parties for animals around the world and the following successes in winning political representation for animals have already been achieved:
PvdD (Party for the Animals, Netherlands):
2 members in the Dutch House of Representatives
2 members in the Dutch Senate
I member in the European Parliament
Over 20 elected representatives at various levels of local government
Tierschutzpartei (Animal Party, Germany):
I member in the European Parliament
PAN (Party for People, Animals & Nature, Portugal):
1 member in the Madeira Regional Parliament
1 member in the Assembly of the Republic
Animal Justice Party (Australia):
1 member in the New South Wales Upper House
About the UK
The UK has a proud history of thought leadership in animal welfare but, although we like to think of ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, we’re lagging behind our European and Australian colleagues in winning political representation for animals. Your support today will help us do vital work to start bridging that gap.
If you think animals deserve dedicated representatives in our decision-making bodies, please join us today.
Visit animalwelfareparty.org for more information.