Vegetarian for Life move north of the Border!
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Vegetarian for Life (VfL) moved north of the border to Moffat in December 2010 and is the only vegetarian charity to have its headquarters in Scotland.
Moffat was chosen because it has very good accessibility, being just one mile from the M74, with excellent links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the motorway network in general.
The charity had also outgrown its headquarters in Wirral.
Coinciding with the move, VfL has been more active in Scotland and now has 70 care homes or sheltered schemes listed in Scotland, with more to follow, and has recently given the first grant in Scotland for a bath aid.
Tina Fox, Company Secretary, says “It is great to work here, as we have been welcomed with open arms by Dumfries and Galloway and already have had local press and a feature to follow in Dumfries and Galloway Life. We will obviously still continue with our work in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, but now we also have the opportunity to have more influence in Scotland where systems and organisations often operate in a very different way and to different rules.”
VfL is currently very busy with catering courses for MHA with four scheduled for this year so far and more to follow, and it is hopeful that the first Scottish course may take place later in the year. The organisation is also working on a new nutrition booklet for older vegetarians and vegans which will be available soon.
For further information on Vegetarian for Life or a copy of the nutrition booklet, contact Tina on 01683 220888 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org