Social Commitment

The Environment

As part of our social commitment, ASL are pleased to support the Yorkshire Arboretum through gold sponsorship.

The Hospice Movement

In addition ASL is pleased to support Herriot Hospice, a local charity. Herriot Hospice Homecare is a “hospice without walls” providing care to patients affected by life limiting ilness in their own homes,


ASL supports the Forest Animal Rescue in the Ocala National Forest in Florida – The sanctuary takes in animals that man has abused and thrown out. Tigers, bears, pumas, servals, lynx, wolves and cougars come from failing zoos or as unwanted pets. Monkeys are rescued from the horror of laboratory research. A host of other animals have arrived with traumatic backstories to live out their days in comfort. The Sanctuary also runs a wild black bear programme to get orphaned cubs back into the wild without becoming habituated to humans.

ASL sponsors Elizabeth Rose “Lizzie”, a bear who started life as a little girls pet until she started growing and biting. Banished to live in a bathroom and fed on apple sauce until calcium deficiency made her bones break she was in a very bad way. Her owner put an advert out saying “buy this bear or she goes in a stew”. Luckily for Lizzie she came to the sanctuary as an adolescent and years of treatment and good food have turned her into a healthy and happy bear.

Lizzie loves her pool on warm days but hides out in her den and refuses to come out when its cold! She is a real character. Lately she is so spoiled that she won’t eat fish unless it is mahi mahi or salmon. Nothing else is good enough. Lizzie and the other black bears rescued by the sanctuary live in a 4-acre bear habitat with swimming pool and other enrichments.

Mental Health

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Mind support over 513,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.