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Sponsored walk for the Farm Animal Sanctary, in memory of Isabel.



Gary and Ingrid Taylor will be attempting to complete a 70 mile stretch of the SW Coastal Path over seven days in early June to raise funds for the Farm Animal Sanctuary in memory of their 16 year old daughter, Isabel, who sadly died in September 2011.

Isabel was a committed Vegan who held very strong beliefs regarding all forms of cruelty to animals. She constantly signed up to and supported all manner of campaigns championed by VIVA and various other animal welfare organisations. Livestock, dairy farming and testing on animals were top of her action list. She took her first steps to active campaigning when she attended, with her best friend Poppy, a protest march in Manchester against the Huntingdon Animal Test laboratory. She was so pleased to have done something tangible and enthused about it for weeks afterwards.

Isabel and Poppy’s adoration of animals started early and when they were only 11 they set up a guinea pig sanctuary complete with it’s own website, called The Guinea Garden. They soon had as many guineas as they could cope with and it is still going strong today. Testament to their determination and enthusiasm.

Isabel often talked about having her own larger animal sanctuary “like the one on the VIVA website” she would say, but sadly that will now never materialise. So, as a way keeping Isabel’s memory and ambition alive Gary and Ingrid are helping to raise funds for the sanctuary.

It is just so sad to think that Isabel is not around to help. But she has left an ongoing legacy. She has made her family and close friends much more aware of the cruelty mankind inflicts on all sorts of animals and this has persuaded many to become vegetarians or vegans. And through their awareness they are continuing the good work Isabel started and spreading the word further amongst their wider family and friends.

So, to continue and build upon the positives from Isabel’s untimely and sad loss Gary and Ingrid would like to raise as much money for the Farm Animal Sanctuary as possible from their sponsored walk and would respectfully ask for donations, regardless of amount, from anyone who supports the sanctuary.

We leave Minehead Sunday 3rd June and arrive at Barnstaple Fri 8th June 2012, a distance of about 70 miles.

Please help Gary and Ingrid to help the sanctuary.

Two ways to donate:

1. Using BT MyDonate

You can donate here, BT MyDonate ensures that every penny donated goes to the Charity as the administration and running costs of the site are met by BT as part of their commitment to the community.

2. Send a cheque directly to Gary

31 Elley Green, Neston, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9TX. (cheques payable to Gary Taylor)

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