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