We were lucky that the weather stayed dry for our Autumn Vegan Festival, and we had over 80 guests from the local community, aged from 6 months old to 101 (our very own resident, Edna).
Vegetarian for Life came to film the day and were overwhelmed by the local support and impressed that each of the special guests – the band, the chef doing the live cookery demo, the fitness instructor and the vegan cake stall – were all from the surrounding area. The community involvement for this event was our best yet.
Activities Coordinator, Hannah Mulholland, cooked over 150 portions of vegan food that included chili-topped nachos, fruity curried beans and a winter vegetable soup (her mum's secret recipe) – and there was not a scrap left at the end of the afternoon! All of our volunteers also came along to enjoy the day and listen to the live folk band.
We are looking forward to our next big event: the launch of our very own book!