3 Valley Vegans Newsletter
Welcome to the November newsletter


It's time for the 3 Valley Vegans newsletter!

This month:

  • New sponsor for world's only 100% vegan football club
  • 29 Nov: Christmas faves cookery demo in Todmorden
  • Vegan and thriving, 75 years on
  • Recipe: Beetroot steak with Bearnaise-style sauce
  • Vegan advent calendars listed
  • 7 Dec: Bring peace to all this Christmas
  • 8 Dec: Great Yorkshire Winter Vegan Festival in Leeds
  • 25 Jan: Cube of Truth, Hebden Bridge

An independent report for the UK Committee on Climate Change by an Imperial College London expert recommends policies that will help people make greener choices. It encourages people to put pressure on their local schools, councils or workplaces to provide plant-based options. Template letters are available from the Vegan Society.

Phil and 3 Valley Vegans

(Image: © Imperial College London)

National Food Strategy art
New sponsor for world's only 100% vegan football club, here in the UK

Did you know that there is a vegan football club?  Forest Green Rovers FC play in the English League Two and are based in Nailsworth in Gloucestershire. They are proud of their healthy lifestyle which they say contributed to their fifth place finish in the league in the 2018-19 season. 

Forest Green are now sponsored by Bute Islands Foods who will provide Sheese at their ground. Their match day menu is fully vegan.

Read more about Bute Islands sponsorship
Christmas cookery demo graphic
29 Nov: Christmas faves cookery demo at Fielden Centre, Todmorden

The 3 Valley Vegans cookery demos continue, this time showcasing our cooks' Christmas favourites. As usual, you will be able enjoy taste testers and take home recipes of the dishes.

  • Friday, 29 November, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden
  • Suggested donation: £4
  • More details will be revealed nearer the time

Please email us to book a place. Last few spaces available!

Read more about the cookery demo
Older couple exercising in the park
Vegan and thriving, 75 years on

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Vegan Society. In their words: "It’s a way of life. It’s a joy for life. It’s a vegan thing."

Their new campaign Vegan and Thriving will help you to be healthy and happy on a vegan diet, with a host of nutritionally balanced recipes and support on all aspects of plant-based nutrition.

Why not take part yourself? 🤳Share a selfie on social media with the hashtag #VeganAndThriving (see Twitter, InstagramFacebook and Pintrest).

Read more about 'Vegan and thriving'
Recipe: Beetroot steak with Bearnaise-style sauce

We have selected one of the Vegan Society's 'Vegan and Thriving' recipes for you to try, a beetroot steak with Bearnaise-style sauce.

Read the recipe
Open door on an advent calendar
Vegan advent calendars listed

The Hectic Vegan has compiled a list of non-dairy, vegan advent calendars for Christmas 2019. Which one would you prefer?

More about vegan advent calendars
March through London
7 Dec: Bring peace to all this Christmas

Viva! have said: "Being vegan has never been more important, or easy to do! Eating meat-free this festive season is the kindest and most compassionate thing you can do for the animals, your health and the environment. Let our Christmas pages inspire you to try something different this year!"

We are running a stall at St George's Square in Hebden Bridge on Saturday, 7 December to share some of our usual supportive information, focused on the 'Bring peace to all this Christmas' message from Viva!, particularly for turkeys. Thanks to Sacred Space and Compassion in World Farming.

More about peace at Christmas
8 Dec: Great Yorkshire Vegan Winter Festival, Leeds Town Hall

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival is back at the Leeds Town Hall for a Christmas special...

The 2019 Leeds Vegan WinterFest will take place in Leeds Town Hall on Sunday, 8 December 2019 from 10.30am - 4.30pm. There will be 100+ stalls offering a wide variety of vegan produce, including cakes and chocolate, hot takeaway food, make up, clothing, pet treats and cheese as well as all day informative talks and exciting cookery demos.

(Facebook event) (Eventbrite page)

Get tickets for the vegan winter festival
Masked figure holds a laptop
25 Jan: Cube of Truth, Hebden Bridge

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; they attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

The Cube of Truth is organised by Anonymous for the Voiceless. The demo comes to Coffee Cali, Hebden Bridge on Saturday, 25 January at 12.30pm. Volunteers are welcome to help.

See the Cube of Truth Facebook event
Keep In Contact

We would like to remind you that 3 Valley Vegans have a Facebook page, a Facebook group and our own website...

Our Facebook page is open to the public and is updated with lots of  events both local and national, interviews, videos, information, news and tips from the wider vegan community. 
To like, or visit this page please click:

Facebook Public Page

The Facebook group is a closed group and is a good place to air and vent any local vegan issues.
Information relating to local shopping and/or eating out can be posted by members of this group and also if any businesses in the local area would like to promote any vegan products or offers then this is the group to use.
If you would like to join then please click:
Facebook Private Group

On our website you will find local eating guides, recipes, up coming and past events, blogs and lots of vegan articles.
What our group is all about is detailed on this side and our location and contact detai
To visit the website please click on link:


Map of Calderdale
UPDATED! Local eating and shopping guides

Eating out and shopping can be tricky when you're vegan, especially when just starting out. To make things a little easier, we have compiled a list of vegan-friendly eateries and shops in Calderdale:

View our Guide to Eating Out in Calderdale

View our Vegan Friendly Calderdale Shopping Guide

Have we missed anything off these lists? Please send your suggestions to tech@3valleyvegns.org.uk 


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