Happy birthday, Edgar’s Mission!

Hip HopBob, a black pig from Edgar's Mission

Hip Hop Bob sniffing around at Princes Park on Edgar’s Mission’s 10th birthday.

I’ve been deep in Assignment-Writing Land lately, but today I took a day out to join in the 10th birthday celebrations for Edgar’s Mission, as they launched their Kindness Challenge.

The celebration marks 10 years since Pam Ahern met up with her soul mate, Edgar Alan Pig, and began building the gorgeous farm animal sanctuary that is Edgar’s Mission.

While Edgar Alan Pig is no longer with us, work continues at the farm with staff and volunteers rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing and caring for pigs, ducks, goats, cows, …I won’t list them all, you can check them out on the website. Today’s celebration was a lovely day!

Vegan party food!

Party food is important, and this party food was incredible. It’s such a rare experience for a vegan to go to an event and to have a CHOICE of food. Well that’s how it was today…and not wanting to miss anything, we ate far too much. There were pies and sausage rolls, which I was told came from La Panella, Mr Nice Guy cupcakes and cheesecakes, vegie sausages and onions in bread, vegie burgers, quinoa and amaranth salad, crispy noodle salad, vegan Vietnamese pancakes, rice milk chocolate, vegan cream cheese and biscuits, soy ice cream, coconut ice cream, the vegie bake sale, a juice bar…and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some too.

Special guests

There were lots of well known faces, including Marieke Hardy and Peter Siddle—I even spotted Vegan Smythe in the crowd (minus his tear-shaped tattoo).

But, of course, the most popular special guests were the animals. Timmy, Boots, Hip Hop Bob and Polly were gentle, charming, funny and smart, and lapped up the adoration of their fans.

Kindness Challenge

The main reason behind the big event, though, was the launch of the Kindness Challenge—an ambitious fundraising project that aims to raise $500,000 by the end of September 2013.

With over 2500 animals given a second chance at life in 2012, the farm is bursting at the seams. The funds raised by the Kindness Challenge will be used to secure a larger property that will be the farm’s ‘forever home’.

To join in the fundraising challenge, pledge to raise an amount from $500 to $5000 over the next 5 months, or make a tax deductible donation now to ensure the farm sanctuary can continue their great work in the future.

The cuteness of Boots!

Oh, and if you need a dose of sweetness and cuteness, check out this video of little Boots and his friends.

These Boots Are Made For Walkin! from Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary on Vimeo.

Now I’d better come down to earth and get back to my assignments!

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2 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Edgar’s Mission!

  1. Oh you are so lucky!!! I’ve been looking at photos of the day on FB. Isn’t Boots adorable?!
    The food sounds amazing too.
    I’ve been thinking about what I could do to raise $500.
    What are you studying Linda?

  2. It was a great day – we are so lucky it wasn’t far from home, so we could help out. I meant to take a picture of Boots for your kids, but I was distracted with the 3-legged race and he was surrounded by adoring fans all day, so it was hard to get near him…next time!

    We’ve been trying to think about what we could do too – no great ideas yet, but at least we have some time to think about it.

    I’m doing a Masters in Information Architecture – it’s about structuring websites so people can find what they’re looking for. Just 2 more assignments and I’m finished!

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