Leona Lewis Helps Animal Sanctuary by Going for a Walk

The celebrity is a vegan and holds animal rights very close at heart

By on October 9th, 2012 14:09 GMT

Quite a lot of celebrities, be they singers or actors, presently double as fierce environmentalists or animal rights defenders, and Leona Lewis is no exception.

Thus, this British singer is highly committed to lending a helping hand to animals in need, and her latest project is meant to raise funds for the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit organization based in Brentwood, Essex.

Truth be told, Leona Lewis has been supporting this green-oriented organization for quite some time now, and her mission statement reads as follows:

“Since the first day I visited Hopefield Animal Sanctuary I knew it would become a big part of my life. The work they are doing to save these abused and neglected animals is essential, they would simply have nowhere else to go if this sanctuary wasn't here.”

The singer now wishes to draw the general public's attention to an online fundraising campaign, and says that on the 21st of October 2012 she will go for a charity walk in Essex, south-east England, with the sole purpose of encouraging even more people to make donations and help the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Commenting on this project and on her future charity walk, Leona Lewis tweeted the following message: “Thank you everyone for sponsoring me so far!! I'm raising money for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.”

For those unaware, this green-oriented organization that Leona Lewis seems dead set on supporting has been up and running since the year 1983, and focuses on looking after abused and neglected animals.

Most of them are horses, donkeys, sheep, pigs, cats and geese, yet guinea pigs and chinchilla's have also made their way into their working agenda. Leona Lewis explains that, “At Hopefield these animals get to live out their lives peacefully and free from abuse.”

It was only last year when the singer took part in a similar charity walk, and back then £13,000 ($20,800) were raised for this organization.

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