Archive for Local groups

Fox Tour Day 2 – Richmond, North Yorkshire

Yesterday our Fox Tour headed to North Yorkshire and to Richmond, the largest constituency in England.

The Green Party candidate was keen to meet us, as was the Labour candidate although other events prevented the latter from happening. The Liberal Democrat candidate – who we reached through his home number in Belgium – didn’t return our calls later in the evening, and when we couldn’t find William Hague, the Conservative Candidate, Freddy the Fox got a bit upset.

Still, we had fun, as you can see from the film. We were delighted that our Local Support Group from Durham was able to join us for part of the day, and as we headed out of the constituency, we found ducks crossing the road, steered by a lady who was clearly as keen as the majority of the public that our wildlife aren’t subjected to pain and suffering.

Today we’re still in the north of England … our location will be revealed here at midday.

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The passion of local campaigners

Our Head of Campaigns & Communications writes:

I am on the last train from Nottingham to London after attending the Annual General Meeting of our East Midlands Local Support Group.

The East Midlands Group is one of our best established, most supported, and exceptionally well run. It draws supporters from across the region, and is active at local, national and regional events.

I attended tonight’s meeting to give the Group’s members an update on our Keep Cruelty History campaign, the forthcoming general election, and exciting changes at the League which began with our new logo and website last month. It’s true to say that I was challenged on a number of points, and that can only ever be a good thing; we ask a lot of our local groups, and connecting with them and listening to what they have to say is an essential part of what we do at Head Office. What’s clear is that they are energised, excited and ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

Find out more about our Local Support Groups on our website.

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Are you in the North East?

Our local group in Durham is working tirelessly to ensure that members of the public know that some politicians want to bring back the cruelty of hunting with dogs for sport. Now is the time for us to be out there, highlighting this issue, giving the public the information on where their local candidates stand on repeal of the Hunting Act.

Can you help the Durham group collect petition signatures and highlight League campaigns to the wider public? If you can, come along tomorrow (Saturday 13th February) to the footbridge at the bottom of Silver Street in Durham from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

You can meet our Durham group coordinator, Lynne, help out on the stand, chat about campaigns or just show your support for our campaigns. We’d love to see you there.

If you’re not in the North East, why not consider joining one of our other regional groups, or even starting a group yourself? There’s more information on our website.

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South West Wales local group out in force

Last weekend, the League’s local support group in South West Wales were out in force in Tenby, challenging the local hunt as they passed through the town, and raising awareness of the Keep Cruelty History campaign.

Our local groups work tirelessly in promoting the League’s campaigns up and down the country, and getting involved with their work is a great way to support us and to be rewarded for your efforts. Click here for further information and, if there isn’t a group in your area and you would be interested in setting one up, please contact Christina Bengston in our office.

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