Press Release for immediate release.
From ‘The East Midlands Vegan Festival’

On 8th December Nottingham will see it’s 4th ‘East Midlands Vegan Festival’ held at Nottingham’s Council House in Market Square.  The event will run from 11am until 5pm and hopes to attract well over 2,000 people.  The event is sponsored by ‘Veggies’, one of the U.K’s first all-vegan catering companies, set up in Nottingham over 20 years ago.  The company is still going strong and has just won the Vegan Society award for ‘Best Vegan Caterer’ for the second successive year. 
 
The event has everything to offer those thinking of having a cruelty free Christmas from sumptuous dairy free chocolate to shampoo not tested on animals. The festival will also feature talks on nutrition and animal welfare.  Food samples will be available on the day for those wanting to try some of the delicious vegan foods now available.
 
Patrick Smith, co-founder of ‘Veggies’  said, ‘when Veggies first set up we were one of the only companies in the U.K to be providing a vegan service but now there are over 300 vegan companies out there, the festival is about celebrating the vegan lifestyle and showcasing all the vegan products available in the East Midlands.’
 
There are now said to be more than 1 million vegans in the U.K and many people are taking up the diet not only for animal welfare reasons but for health and environmental reasons.
 
Beth Hewis, one of the event organisers said, ‘veganism just makes sense and as an environmentalist and an animal welfare campaigner I realised that eating meat is both unethical and unsustainable.  For 1kg of beef we need nearly 21 square metres of land yet for vegetables it’s just 0.3. I know so many people thathave turned vegan for so many reasons and these days it is so easy to go vegan’.
 
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For a list of stalls that will be attending and further info:
www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk
 
for further information on veganism:
Event co-ordinator Beth Hewis 01773 712999
‘Veggies’ caterers 0845 458 9595

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