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Dan Richardson – Romania Ambassador
Dan is an Actor, Producer, Conservationist and Vegan. He is also a proud Patron for Born Free as well as supporting many charities with their work. Alongside fellow Ambassador Annie, they embarked on an epic challenge for IAPWA where they kayaked across the English Channel before cycling from Brighton to London. Their aim is to raise £30k to fund for a mobile clinic to provide veterinary care for dogs and cats that need support in Romania. Most recently Dan also drove from the UK to Romania to meet and adopt our Romanian Ambassadog, Olive, who now lives with him, his partner Susie (our Berkshire County Leader) and their 3 cats.

Annie Connolly – Romania Ambassador
Annie is a Former Great Britain Athlete, Vegan and Personal Trainer. Alongside Dan, she is actively involved with our work from raising much needed funds and awareness through to contributing to the direction of this project. In late 2017 Annie travelled to Romania with Founder Nicky to visit our partner there and discuss a new partnership for the mobile clinic as well as future support for horses and donkeys within Romania. She lives with one of our Romanian Ambassadogs, Toto and is committed to making a difference to as many lives as possible.

Carla Fraser – Rhino Ambassador
Carla is an Actress, Film-maker and passionate animal welfare advocate. In 2016 she wrote and produced a short film called ‘Grey Future’ which was selected for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, with screenings in Los Angeles, New York and London. In an exciting collaboration, Carla has teamed up with IAPWA where she’s embarking on a new creative venture, with a focus on educational campaigns, supporting our forthcoming Rhino projects on the ground.

James Aspey – Veganism Ambassador
James lives in Sydney, Australia. At 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and told he had 6 weeks to live. Through his journey he regained his health, became Vegan and even took a year long vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over voilence. His inspirational interview following this went viral and was seen by millions around the world. He has since given over 100 talks on his journey and the lessons he has learned and is a passionate campaigner for animals.

Rob Groves – Challenge Ambassador

Rob Groves is an inspiration to many and we are proud that he has chosen to support IAPWA over the next 3 years with a series of epic challenges as part of his Quest4Hope campaign to help animals in need. In 2018 he will be undertaking a huge adventure which will involve him hand cycling around the UK with a team collecting supplies and raising funds for animals in Romania. In 2017, Rob organised the Coastline Challenge, hand-cycling 2,500 miles of the English coastline in 27 days to bring awareness of Climate change and plastic pollution in our oceans for which he deservedly won an award. 2018 will be an exciting year for this challenge and Rob and the IAPWA team look forward to sharing this with you.