We love hearing feedback from people we’ve supported – it lets us know that we’re on the right track! You can read some of the highlights here.
HEAR FROM OLDER VEG*NS AND THEIR LOVED ONES
Thank you so much. Since your phone call I feel much better.
Grant recipient, after her request for a cooker was approved.
Thank you for being in existence as a charity; you’re wonderful.
A woman thanking VfL for providing advocacy support to her veg*n mother, who lived in a care home.
The Mature Zone is the only place you can put your coat down and sit down at VegfestUK. I normally get hot water from there because I like having Barley Cup, and everywhere else is extortionate prices.
An older vegan, enjoying VfL’s relaxed area for older people at vegan festivals.
I would love to hear from other vegetarians and vegans because it’s quite lonely really. You don’t meet people very often who understand our views and lifestyle. It sounds super.
A 72-year-old, about to join the VfL pen- and phone-pal scheme.
Your pen- and phone-pal scheme is really good. I’ve made quite a few friends that way and I know they feel the same. It’s really nice to exchange letters, because it’s all done by text and email nowadays.
The magazine was very interesting; full of useful information. I hope that you can keep it up.
A 97-year-old reader of Vintage, VfL’s magazine.
My daughter’s gone vegan and I haven’t a clue what to give her. Thanks for sending your guides.
An older person with a vegan daughter.
HEAR FROM THE CARE INDUSTRY
The training days were a great way to learn new recipes and come up with new ways to serve plant-based dishes.
Tracy Sutherland, Head of Hospitality at HC-One, about a V for Life caterer training course.
A few years ago you very kindly sent me an information pack with menus, recipes, advice etc. We have a new manager and we are looking towards reviewing and planning menus with more healthy choices.
A support worker requesting VfL resources to support a care home with a veg*n resident.
I work in a nursing home which has a vegan in, unfortunately her diet is overlooked, and carers give her ‘run of the mill’ tea and biscuits, etc – which infuriates me. I’ve seen the Vegan Rescue Pack booklet in a different care home and wonder if you could send one to me.
A care worker, using VfL resources to help change attitudes to veganism in care homes.
HEAR FROM THE BROADER VEG*N COMMUNITY
I came along to the VegAPPG meeting on institutional catering provisions for veg*ns and found it particularly valuable. It was distressing to hear about an older vegan with dementia having been fed meat. You people working in this area are angels.
A general supporter, speaking about The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism, which provides a forum for discussing issues around vegetarianism and veganism. The group is funded by The Vegan Society and Vegetarian for Life.
She was absolutely spot on. We all really liked her. It’s just reassuring to know that the charity is there.
A member of London Vegans, where VfL CEO, Amanda, delivered a presentation about VfL’s work.
It’s great to read about this all too rare actual example of how the dietary and lifestyle choices of vegetarians and vegans should be respected by people caring for them. As a lifelong vegetarian I’m terrified that I may one day be unable to cook and shop for myself and be at the mercy of people with no understanding of how important being a vegetarian is to me. Examples like this give me hope! Keep up the great work, it is really appreciated.
An online supporter.
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