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Chrissy Leyland

Chrissy Leyland

Co-Owner of Vegan Tuck Box

Appearing on Sunday at 1pm in the Workshops Room

Click here to download the event programme

I went vegan for a month when I was 15. Going vegan seemed like a big step and having a goal of one month made it seem more achievable.

Once I started it was so much easier than I thought it would be and 25 years later I am still vegan! In 2007 I read a newspaper article by a journalist who went vegan for a month, and decided to stay vegan. This reminded me of how I started on my vegan journey. I thought, surely if we encourage others to go vegan for a month they would see how easy it is. Thus the annual London Vegan Pledge was born in 2008, attracting about 70 participants in recent years.

After relocating to the north I've teamed up with Kelly Slade to form the Vegan Approach. We are also the owners of the Vegan Tuck Box, the UKs first totally vegan subscription box scheme. I run a local group, Huddersfield Vegans, and am a school speaker for Animal Aid. I live in a totally vegan household with my partner Paul, son Zak, father-in-law, carer and 3 cats!

The Vegan Approach website

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