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News Release

Annual London-wide Street Collection
Saturday 20th July 2002

Could you help on an information stall like this?Please take some time out this summer to help with our Annual London-Wide Street Collection.

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 research.

Demonstrators at the 1st Diaries of Despair protestWe 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 opportunity.

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.

Handing in petitions at 10 Downing StreetIn 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:

  1. If you will be able to help out...
  2. Your contact details (please include phone number).
  3. If you can hold a stall in conjunction with the collection.
  4. If you can be the contact for the collection in your locality.
  5. 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).
  6. 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


Uncaged 1993-2012: This is the archived website of Uncaged. All information correct at the time of archiving - November 2012.