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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

Gala evening of gourmet cuisine in aid of wildlife protection

A gala evening in aid of IAR and the Animal Protection Agency will take place at the elegant Old Market Theatre in Hove on Friday, 27th March.

International gourmet fundraising dinnerInternational Animal Rescue is dedicated to the worldwide rescue and rehabilitation of animals. Their projects include the campaign to end bear dancing in India, the funding of sterilisation clinics in India and the rescue and rehabilitation of captive primates in Indonesia.

The Animal Protection Agency (APA) is the only European organisation focused on ending the trade in wildlife for pets. The work of this dynamic organisation has led to a UK ban on the commercial trading of animals at pet fairs, which brought wild bird traders to their knees. Buoyed on by their successes they are now tackling the wild reptile and amphibian trade.

The fun begins with champagne and canapés at the bar, followed by a sumptuous five-course gourmet meal. Each mouth-watering course has been chosen to highlight the exotic locations where much of the work of IAR and APA is carried out. The feast has been laid on by the evening's sponsors, Cordon Vert caterers, 'VegOut'.

Entertainment will be provided by Brighton's jungle stiltwalking band 'Top Banana!' The soulful sound of lounge jazz and blues ensemble 'Gardenia' will be joined by Ashley Slater of 'Freak Power'. Magician Dave Croucher will present close-up table magic.

There will also be a raffle and a 'Once In A Lifetime' auction featuring some fantastic lots such as nights out at fine dining restaurants and luxury stays at boutique hotels.

Celebrity vet Scott Miller who will be attending the event said:

“Countless animals’ lives have been saved from terrible suffering by the work of these two organisations - by hands on rescue and dedicated campaigns. I’ve seen this work first-hand. Times are hard for a lot of people at the moment – which makes it even more important to support the event by buying a ticket and joining us for a great night out!

Tickets for the International Gourmet Dinner costs £40 per person. For tickets please call 01825 767688.