EFFA NEWS – NOVEMBER 2018
Happy World Vegan Month everyone!
With all the recent media interest in plant-based diets, now’s the perfect time to go vegan if you’re not already, and to encourage friends, colleagues and family to give it a go. Viva! have great online resources, for example – and we’re always here to help!Also in the spirit of celebrating veganism, it will soon be time for the Animal Aid South-West Christmas Fayre (known as the Christmas Without Cruelty Festival in its previous incarnation!). As already mentioned, the Fayre is being organised this year by Iain Green from Animal Aid, but we have promised to provide our usual friendly team of volunteers, so please mark Saturday 24 November down in your diary and if you can spare some time to help, please contact Iain directat firstname.lastname@example.org, giving him an idea of when you’re available and what your preferred jobs are. There are plenty to cover, e.g. serving food and drinks, clearing tables, washing up, meeting & greeting, wielding the collecting buckets, leafleting, etc. All offers are welcome, even if only for an hour or so. The Fayre is also a great place to do all your cruelty-free Christmas shopping, with 50 stalls, an all-day vegan cafe, talks and a cookery demonstration, plus our usual much-loved world music choir. Bring friends and family and make a day out of it!
Christmas Meal at Herbies
While we’re on the subject of Christmas, our annual joint Christmas celebration with the League Against Cruel Sports (a venerable tradition!) takes place this year on Friday 7 December at Herbies. It usually costs around £20 or so a head for the Christmas menu (details to follow when available), and it’s always a nice occasion, with a bit of a sing-song and a quiz. All EFFA members are welcome, along with “old” and “new” LACS group members. If you’d like to join us, just drop us a line and we’ll send you further details (please note a £5 deposit per person is payable in advance by 24 November).
Exeter Vegan Market Update
We’re delighted with the progress of the Exeter Vegan Market so far, and look forward – along with co-organisers Fairfoods – to making it even bigger and better next year. The Market is taking a break for the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre, and will restart on a bimonthly basis with a Veganuary Special on 19 January. The hours will also be extended from 2 pm to 2.30 pm, so you can linger longer over your delicious Fairfoods lunch! (See the Facebook page for more details, and further dates).
Diary dates in brief:
– Sat 24 November: Exeter Vegan Market.10 am – 4.30 pm, Exeter Corn Exchange
– Sat 1 December: Barnfield charity car park fundraiser
– Fri 7 December, 7.30 pm: EFFA/LACS Christmas Meal at Herbies
Other events and updates will be posted on our Facebook page as they arise, so do keep a look-out!
Thanks for your support,
The EFFA Team
Sharon: 01395 579353 / mob. 07796 581915
Martin: 01803 605009 / mob. 07971 09843