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Nicola Field

My Virgin Marathon - help the bears

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Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]h4 style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-weight: normal;" lang="EN-US]In October 2006, I witnessed a truck load of bears in tiny wire cages arrive at Animals Asia's bear sanctuary in Chengdu, China straight from a bile farm. I was a volunteer then and the course of the intervening years were shaped from that point on. Now as Bear & Vet Team Director, I have had the absolute honour to serve the bears that arrived that day and more than 300 others than came before that rescue and those that came later.[/span][lt]/h4[gt] [lt]h4 style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-weight: normal;" lang="EN-US]Animals Asia was founded in 1998 by wonderful Jill Robinson and since then has working towards ending bear bile farming. More than 600 bears have been rescued in China and Vietnam. [/span][lt]/h4[gt] [lt]h4 style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-weight: normal;" lang="EN-US]There is a lot of work to be done in China to protect bears and end the practice of bile farming. Massive progress has been made, but it is a huge and complex issue that requires many facets of expertise and support.[/span][lt]/h4[gt] [lt]h4 style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-weight: normal;" lang="EN-US]Inspired by my marathon veteran brother, David I am thrilled and terrified to have secured a place in the 2018 London Marathon. This will be a first for me but I am up for the challenge to support Animals Asia so that this wonderful organisation can continue to achieve great results. [/span][lt]/h4[gt] [lt]h4 style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-weight: normal;" lang="EN-US]Please take the time to visit the website: www.animalsasia.org and please support this wonderful cause and this amazing group of people working tirelessly to make things right for the bears in Asia.[/span][lt]/h4[gt]

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May 13, 2018

Angela Leary


Apr 27, 2018

Auntie Gwen

Apr 27, 2018

Kim Chris


Apr 23, 2018

Lynne Thomson

Well done Nic you did an amazing job.xx


Apr 23, 2018

Lynne Thomson

Well done Nic, I hope you had a bottle of red wine to celebrate. xx


Apr 23, 2018

Sue and Martin Prince

Well done, Nic! Big bear hugs from Sue and Martin xxx


Apr 23, 2018


So proud of you Nic! x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Chris Coldrick

Congratulations Nicola. Brilliant achievement. I have already donated but after watching the race felt you deserved more. Love to you, Jill, Animals Asia and, of course, the bears. X

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018


Belated donation, but such an amazing feat Nic - well done!! xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018