Gari Allen Rememberance
Saturday 30th June 2007 to Sunday 1st JulyDetails from http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=925
A memorial event for a great friend of the animals, veteran AR activist Gari Allen of Coventry Animal Alliance, was held at Friend Farmed Animal Rescue.|
The event was intended specifically to remember Gari and his work for the animals, with the laying of a specially engraved hand picked welsh slate from Gari's favourite holiday location, at 4pm on Saturday, followed by food and a party, with practical sanctuary work on Sunday.
Ph: 01926 335826
Meet Marion's new lamb, 'Jesus', at Friend Farmed Animal Rescue, Linton View, 89 Bush Road , East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 5LJ . Ph: 01622 871617|
Gari had been involved in the movement for well over 20 years, and was still very active on demos, stalls, meetings etc. He is without doubt the one person that we could say attended more events than anyone else we know!! Coach trips to events will never be the same again. He could almost invariably be seen at big marches shaking a tin raising money for Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary (http://www.greenmeadow.org.uk) and selling purple lapel ribbons out of a bucket. In his home town of Coventry, he was heavily involved in cat rescue, neutering, rehoming etc.
When he died on 18th June 2006 the animals have lost one of their greatest friends.
See also obituary by John Curtin at www.arkangelweb.org