Our second Sheffield Vegan Festival is only a short time away, this year along with many stalls offering the very best in cruelty free products, we have some amazing guests that will be at the festival.
We are very excited to welcome our very special guest Roxy Shahidi some of you may better know her as playing the role of Leyla Harding in ITV drama Emmerdale. Roxy will be talking about her vegan lifestyle and her passion for Yoga, A quote from Roxy’s Website “Yogarox.co.uk” Yoga has helped me improve every aspect of my life. I’m mentally, physically and emotionally stronger. I have more love and compassion for myself and others. More joy for life. Initially, I was only really interested in the aesthetic and physical benefits of Yoga – weight loss and toning up my body.
Fiona is a British marathon runner, who holds three world records for marathon running. During 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a knee cap from an illness when she was 17. Fiona has been vegan since 6 years old. She runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary and is a patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society. Fiona works long hours on a sanctuary that she runs almost single-handedly, on which she cares for 400 animals including horses, pigs, sheep and dogs. She also fundraise’s for the sanctuary, for which the food bill is over £5000 per month, and for other animal issues. Typical working days start before dawn and end around 8pm on her sanctuary in Essex, UK.
Elizabeth King has been vegan for 12 years and is an active campaigner, helping to run local and national vegan outreach events and workshops for the Vegan Approach. She also delivers talks about vegan nutrition and her aim is to help people to become happy and healthy vegans.