The Veg Pledge For Cancer Research UK

Take on the ultimate fundraising challenge this November and go vegetarian or vegan for one month to raise money for life-saving cancer research.

 

Can you go meat-free for 30 days?

Take on the ultimate fundraising challenge this November and go vegetarian or vegan for one month to raise money for life-saving cancer research.

What is a Vegetarian Diet? 

A vegetarian diet means you can eat anything apart from meat or fish. Cancer Research UK will be supplying participants with recipes and tips to help them make the switch to vegetarian easy and enjoyable!

What is a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet contains only plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans don’t eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs!

Here are just some of the benefits of taking part this November:

Reduce the risk of Bowel Cancer: Eating lots of processed and red meat can increase the risk of bowel cancer. If you’re eating lots, it’s a good idea to try and cut down. How much is too much? People in the UK have 70g a day on average – that’s around 3 slices of ham – so try to stick within that.

Boost your intake of high-fibre foods:

When you cut down on meat, there’s more room on your plate for high-fibre foods like veg, whole-grains and pulses like lentils and beans which are all high-fibre foods that reduce the risk of cancer.

Save Money:

Meat and fish is often the most expensive item in the shopping trolley. So by eating less of it, not only are you helping your own health but could also help your bank accounts!

Learn some new recipes:

By giving up meat and fish, you have the opportunity to learn some new, tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes that you might not have otherwise tried. There’s plenty of delicious recipes online and if you try out a new one each week, you’ll soon have a staple collection that you know and love.

Raising Money for life-saving research:

Veg Pledge is the perfect opportunity to do set yourself a personal challenge and get sponsored. The money you raise will help fund our research into 200 types of cancer. We receive no government funding so our work relies on every pound donated. Every penny raised will help make a difference in beating cancer.

You can find all the information you need to take part here!

 

Credit: Cancer Research UK