Veg Pledge for Cancer Research UK
Take on the Veg Pledge fundraising challenge
Challenge yourself to go vegetarian or vegan for a month to raise money for life-saving cancer research.
Sign up today for your fundraising pack, recipes and online Giving Page.
If you’re going Vegetarian:
A vegetarian diet means you can eat anything apart from meat or fish. We’ll be supplying participants with recipes and tips to help them make the switch to vegetarian easy and enjoyable!
If you’re going Vegan:
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.
A well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can be very healthy, as diets high in plant foods like fruit, veg, wholegrains and pulses and low in processed and red meat can help you to keep a healthy weight and reduce the risk of cancer. But your diet won't automatically be healthier by cutting out meat and fish or all animal products. Like everyone, vegetarians and vegans should make sure they:
- Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates. Choose wholegrain versions where possible.
- Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks and yoghurts). Choose lower-fat and lower-sugar options.
- Eat some beans and other pulses, eggs for vegetarians, and other proteins.
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads like rapeseed or olive oil, and eat them in small amounts.
- Drink plenty of unsweetened fluids like water
- Cut down on foods high in fat, salt or sugar like fast food
Once you've signed up we'll send you everything you need to get the donations rolling in.
Keep your eyes peeled on your inbox for your Veg Pledge fundraising pack plus plenty of other tools to help you along the way. Share our Veg Pledge badges on your social networks to encourage donations!
Remember every pound raised will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.