Vege­tar­ian aware­ness

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews - Katie But­ler Vege­tar­ian For Life

VE­G­ANS come in all ages, abil­i­ties, gen­ders, skin colours and much more. And ev­ery one of them has a right to be ve­gan and be in­cluded in the move­ment.

Our char­ity, Vege­tar­ian For Life, specif­i­cally helps to sup­port older veg­e­tar­i­ans and ve­g­ans who some­times can feel left out of the move­ment.

We cam­paign to en­sure that older ve­g­ans have what they need, whether liv­ing in­de­pen­dently or in care set­tings, so they are able to live as eth­i­cally as they choose to.

We wanted to ad­dress these is­sues so we held a Vis­i­bil­ity Day.

This took place on Oc­to­ber 1, when we shared pic­tures and sto­ries of in­spi­ra­tional older ve­g­ans with the wider com­mu­nity.

The aim is to alert the broader ve­gan com­mu­nity to the need to make our move­ment more in­clu­sive of older peo­ple.

Let’s re­mind every­one that these is­sues must be ad­dressed, and we’ll keep mak­ing the voices and faces of older ve­g­ans vis­i­ble un­til they are.

Please send VFL a photo of your­self, if you feel that you fit the bill.

Or per­haps you have an in­spir­ing older loved one or col­league?

Please get in touch by email­ing katie@ veg­e­tar­i­an­for­

Al­ter­na­tively call the char­ity on 0161 257 0887.

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