Annual London-wide Street Collection
Saturday 20th July 2002
take some time out this summer to help with our Annual London-Wide Street
On Saturday 20th July Uncaged Campaigns has the sole authority to collect
funds anywhere within Greater London. Last year's collection was a great
success both in terms of raising much needed funds and spreading the message
throughout the capital.
Funding the Diaries of Despair campaign
We have also confirmed arrangements for our second 'Diaries of Despair'
rally, march and 'die-in' at the Home Office on Saturday 21st September
2002 (the 2nd anniversary of the publication of our devastating exposé
of Imutran's pig-to-primate transplant experiments at Huntingdon Life
Sciences - see www.xenodiaries.org).
We shall gather at 12 noon at Temple Place in Central London for a rally,
before (at about 1.30pm) embarking on a march to the Home Office to stage
a 'die-in' in remembrance of the primates tortured and killed in xenotransplantation
are increasing the pressure behind the demand for an urgent Independent
Judicial Inquiry into the dishonest, callous and malicious practices
of the Home Office with regard to some of the most horrific experiments
ever inflicted on primates in the UK.
The march and demo is a crucial part of this. Last year, on a Friday,
over 300 people marched on the Home Office. This year the 21st September
falls on a Saturday, so we anticipate many more!
Thus, our official London-Wide Street Collection date provides an excellent
opportunity to both collect funds and to distribute flyers etc. to advertise
this major national event. Please help us to make the most of this once-a-year
The animals need you!
On the day of the London-Wide Street Collection we need to have
as many people as possible "shaking tins" and distributing flyers
in as many shopping areas, town centres, and other busy areas like outside
tube and train stations, as possible.
previous years most people have chosen to hold an information stall
at the same time as the collection.
These get a lot more attention from the public, provide a good focal
point for the collection, and also allow you to get petitions signed
calling for an Independent Judicial Inquiry into the Diaries of Despair
affair and distribute more information about this case and the demo on
the 21st September.
We are also looking for someone to act as co-ordinator for each
locality. This would simply mean being a contact for us, and for others
in the area wanting to help, and being responsible for the distribution
and return to us of tabards/sashes and monies collected, etc.
Whether you can "shake a tin" for an hour, or for the
whole day your help would be greatly appreciated. Don't forget to try
and get as many friends, family, and colleagues as possible to help out
too! Every extra penny raised gives a boost to our campaign work on behalf
of animals in laboratories.
We will provide special "collection packs" for collectors
which includes: sealed and labelled official Uncaged collection tins,
Uncaged tabards or sashes, leaflets, posters, stickers, letter of authority
from us, and copy of the street collection permit from the London Metropolitan
Police. Please don't forget to return the tabards and sashes afterwards,
but if you can make use of the collection tins for Uncaged by organising
local street collections or by placing them in shops or cafés etc,
then do keep hold of those. We can send you more Uncaged seals.
Please let us know as soon as possible:
- If you will be able to help out...
- Your contact details (please include phone number).
- If you can hold a stall in conjunction with the collection.
- If you can be the contact for the collection in your locality.
- What area(s) you could collect in (please note that in order to fulfil
the collection license we need to cover 20 boroughs, so if possible
please let us know of more than one area you could collect in - we may
ask you to collect in your second choice area).
- How many people you think you can get together to help.
Finally, if you have not already done so, please consider using the printable
form (PDF) to set up a monthly standing
order to give us the strength to fight for the thousands of animals tortured
and killed in UK laboratories every day.
Many thanks for your support, and we hope to hear from you soon!!
Uncaged Campaigns 31.05.02