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Leona Lewis Welcomes Simon Cowell, Steve Aoki, Diane Warren And James Arthur As Ambassadors For Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
U.K. singer, songwriter and activist Leona Lewis is spreading the love to our furry friends around the world as she welcomes Simon Cowell, Steve Aoki, James Arthur and Diane Warren as official ambassadors for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, an Essex, England-based organization that works to help and protect abused, abandoned and neglected animals.
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We are so excited today to announce our wonderful Hopefield ambassadors @simoncowell @steveaoki @jamesarthur23 @warren_diane These friends of Hopefield will be helping us with our mission to promote humane behavior to animals around the world and raising awareness of our sanctuary here in Essex where we provide safe and loving homes for over 500+ abused, abandoned and neglected animals. A few words from our trustee @leonalewis “I am so thankful to my kind friends for joining me in my mission at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to promote humane behavior towards animals all over the world, starting right at home for me in the UK. Their support of the sanctuary will help us to continue to rescue those animals most in need who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. I look forward to working closely with our ambassadors in raising awareness and funds.”
“I am so thankful to my kind friends for joining me in my mission at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to promote humane behavior towards animals all over the world, starting right at home for me in the U.K.," Lewis said in a press release. "Their support of the sanctuary will help us to continue to rescue those animals most in need who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. I look forward to working closely with our ambassadors in raising awareness and funds.”
In addition to the newly announced ambassadors, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is also selling special-edition Christmas sweaters, designed by Lewis herself, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the organization.
A vocal animal rights activist, Lewis serves as a trustee with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
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We are delighted to announce the partnership between Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, and @hsiukorg! Together, we will be promoting animal welfare and plant-based diets. Our trustee, @leonalewis, met with some of the team from HSI at the sanctuary for the launch of this exciting new campaign. We can’t wait to share future updates with our amazing supporters! Thanks to @itgmedia_video_production
"Since the first day I visited Hopefield Animal Sanctuary I knew it would become a big part of my life," she said in a mission statement posted on the organization's website. "My mission at Hopefield is to make sure these animals can continue to live here, that they can live comfortably and safely, that we can build Hopefield into a sanctuary that will educate people globally on animal welfare and continue to save more animals in need.''
Lewis first worked with GRAMMY winner Diane Warren when she, alongside artist/songwriter and activist Justin Tranter, presented Warren, a fellow animal rights advocate, with the Compassionate Leadership Award at Mercy for Animals' 2017 Hidden Heroes Gala.
Lewis first broke into the American mainstream with her 2007 debut studio album, Spirit, released on Simon Cowell's Syco Music. At the 2008 GRAMMYs, the album received three nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album plus Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the album track, "Bleeding Love."
Visit the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary official website to learn more about and donate to the organization.