For over 25 years Veggies has supported hundreds of campaigns at thousands of events, but we can only do it with your support – please click the button here at http://www.veggies.org.uk/about/donate to donate now.
Please donate to support our campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment. Our volunteers support three workers sharing one minimum wage and we often end up paying towards our ongoing campaigning expenses from our (very empty) pockets. If you can’t afford to donate, please consider fund-raising for us, or coming out and helping us at an event!
How your donation can help
- £10.00 keeps us connected to continue web-based networking out on the road
- £17.00 – 1000 leaflets, printed at cost at our Community Print Resource
- £28.00 – phone charges for one month, or Veggies Van insurance for one week
- £30.00 – costs of one free vegan food sampling event
- £40.00 – one months subscriptions to maintain our ethical research
- £88.00 – rent for one week, towards Sumac Centre mortgage
- £170.00 – maintenance of marquees, used by many campaigns, groups & events
- £880.00 – liability insurance for customers & crew at Veggies-sponsored events
- £250,000 will buy an undercover policeman for one year
We need to raise £150 each week to keep us campaigning
If you are able to cover one of these expenses with a monthly or annual standing order that would be particularly helpful.
Please ask your bank to make payments to ‘Veggies Catering Campaign’ Account No.70902989; Sort Code: 08-90-74 and let us know what you’d like your contribution to support.
Buy us stuff!
A one-off donation would be great, for example:
£5.00 – 100 blue first aid plaster for catering crew cut & scrapes
£8.50 – delivering a parcel of foods to a vegan prisoner
£10.00 – a crew t-shirt and apron for a new volunteer
£15.00 – pump action ‘airpot’ for tea and coffee ‘on the streets’
£36.00 – electric pan for cookery demonstrations and food fairs
£48.00 – soup ‘kettle’ for, well soup mainly!
£150.00 – second hand netbook computer – our outreach laptop has fallen apart!
Even the price of a cup of coffee would help us get more cups of coffee out to campaigners on the windswept streets.
Netbook Appeal. Thanks to those that helped us raise £50 towards the cost of a second hand netbook. If you value our role as “the ideological glue that binds together the movement”, can you help towards the remaining £90, or donate towards our ongoing internet expenses? …read more…
Get animals of the nation’s dinner plates.
Every Veggies Burger is one less slice of a cow.
By helping each 100 people eat vegan, Veggies helps save up to 200kg CO2.
If ONE customer (or climate campaigner) goes Vegan For Life, they could save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and helping all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. …read more…
A word about catering costs
As a volunteer-led organisation with a mission to make vegan, organic and wholesome foods readily available to all, we run on a much smaller margin than is typical in the catering trade. At many campaign events we even cater by donation, chancing that income will cover all the costs involved. We also run Free Food Giveaway events.
Whilst most caterers spend perhaps 25-30% on ingredients, we typically spend 60% or more, partly due to the disproportionate cost of ethical and wholesome ingredients, and also due to our commitment to local and independent purchasing.
We rarely shop at supermarket chains or mainstream national wholesalers – the resultant higher costs are considered to be part of our campaign funding. If you value affordable, quality, campaigning catering, please support our work with a small donation.
Help us make the ethical choice
Plamil is by far the most ethical choice of soya milk, made in the UK in a vegan factory from organic ingredients; but it costs £2/dozen more than the next most ethical, Sunrise, and £4/dozen more than the least ethical brand, Alpro/Provamel. A donation of £4 will help us make the ethical choice!
With annual maintenance of £450, road tax £205 and insurance £1500, it costs £40 a week before it even leaves the yard. However, with our commitment to campaigning against climate change, we prefer to leave it in the yard and do local runs by bike and trailer. We sometimes cater at more distant events by coach, train or car share. A donation of £40 will help us make the ethical choice!
We host webpages for hundreds of groups, but have had to remove some older sections of our vast and extensive website to save server costs. If you can help us pay for more server space please donate.
…more to come…!
Veggies have formed a partnership with The Phone Co-op to raise funds for Veggies Campaigns. Sign up via Veggies you will get a great deal on phone calls, line rental and broadband, whilst Veggies will receive 6% of your ongoing spend on The Phone Co-op’s services.
Call The Phone Co-op on 0845 458 9040 or use the service checker at http://www.thephone.coop/veggies to start the process.
Quote ‘Veggies’ and the code ‘AF0100’ to receive a £10 credit on your first bill.
Save even more on your phone bills
A useful search site for the standard rate alternative to premium rate telephone numbers. Simply search for low cost or free alternatives at www.saynoto0870.com
Most mobile phone providers in the UK still charge their users for calls to 0800, 0808 and 0500 numbers. 0800Buster lets you call these numbers using your mobile’s inclusive minutes, by providing you with a UK landline number to dial instead.
No registration or set-up is necessary, and the service is completely free*. Just dial 01250 82 0800, enter the full free-phone number you want to call at the prompt, then press #—it’s that simple!
* Check exclusions at the 0800 Buster website.
Why not share the money you save with Veggies?
We need to raise £150 each week to keep campaigning!
For over 25 years Veggies has supported hundreds of campaigns at thousands of events, but we can only do it with your support – please click the button here or at http://www.veggies.org.uk/about/donate to donate now.
Please spread the word
Since 1984 Veggies has been pleased to support the work of Vegfam in ‘feeding the the hungry without exploiting animals’.
The fragile environment cannot support two populations – humans and their food animals. Vegfam raises funds to eliminate hunger, thirst, malnutrition, and starvation, helping people in over 40 countries, by financing sustainable, self-supporting plant food projects, fruit and nut tree planting, irrigation and water wells.
You can help us to help Vegfam by using the Everyclick search facility, to raise funds for Vegfam whilst surfing the web.