Friday, 1 August 2008
Auction for China Bear Rescue
I just thought I would mention that Abracadabra Teddy Bears shop in Saffron Walden , Essex is running an online auction starting today to raise money for the China Bear Rescue charity . The aim of the charity is to release Asian Moon bears from situations of great suffering - they are kept in terrible conditions to harvest their bile for medicines - and to re-home them in sanctuaries where they can finally have safe and dignified lives of caring treatment .
This little 3" bear "Coral" was made to accompany my artist profile in Teddy Bear Scene ; originally the plan was for her to be a prize in a reader's write-in competition , which of course never took place ! I was left undecided about what to do with her - although she went with me to Stratford I wasn't even sure I wanted to sell her . I happened to find a link for the shop recently and when I read more about their sterling efforts in supporting the Moon bears I knew exactly what I should do ; they were calling for donations for the next auction .
There are 4 gallery pages of donated bears and other furries to browse and make bids on at the shop's website ; the auction will run throughout August - tiny little Coral appears on page 4.
If you are passionate about bears as I am (well , how can a bear artist not be ?? ) maybe you'll consider popping over to check out the auction , and details of this wonderful charity - just click the links I've included . As Marsha , the proprietor says ; even the smallest bid can make a difference !
T.T.F.N Ruth x