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Redditch Editorial 19th Mar, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

REDDITCH’S first ever Vegan Fair brought visitors flocking to St Stephens Church hall to sample the delights of vegan cuisine.

On offer were free food samples and stalls selling a wide selection of vegan food and products, including chocolate & sweets, cosmetics and toiletries, cakes, raw superfood, recipe books, Easter Eggs and more.

The event was organised by Redditch campaigner and Green arty parliamentary candidate Kevin White and his group Midlands Vegan Campaigns.

“We were overjoyed with the turnout. For several hours it was so busy it was difficult to move in there! The free samples of vegan meat, cheese, cake etc were flying off the table so quick that it was a struggle to keep the plates re-stocked. And some stalls sold out of their products.

“Completed feedback forms show that more than half the visitors were non-vegan. I think this demonstrates the huge amount of curiosity in healthy, compassionate, planet-friendly vegan lifestyles.”

Redditch MP Karen Lumley attended the event, as did several local councillors.

Festival organiser Kevin White.

Stevie Maiden of Maidens Fayre selling homemade jams and chutneys.

Natalie McVey and Ronnie Lee from the animal protection side of the Green Party.

Pictures by Alex Bradbury

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Natalie McVey and Ronnie Lee from the animal protection side of the Green Party.

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