John is the founder of Vegan Builders. He is in his early fifties and has been vegan since 16 years of age. He lives in the North West and works nationally. How did you become involved in vegan builders? A few of us vegans noticed there were quite a few tradespeople...read more
Welcome to our Guest Blog page. At our invitation, the posts you will find on this page have been kindly produced for us by associates and supporters of Freshfields and in some instances by representatives of like minded organisations or by individuals with whom we believe Freshfields shares a 'wider community' link.
We hope that over time these contributions will grow in number, providing connectivity and a greater perspective on those individuals and groups who together make a difference for All animals!
Empathy Heroes: 5 people who changed the world by taking compassion to the extreme. By Roman Krznaric
1. St. Francis of Assisi: Learning from beggars In the year 1206, Giovanni Bernadone, the 23-year-old son of a wealthy merchant, went on a pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He could not help noticing the contrast between the opulence and lavishness...read more
Dawn, 45, is originally from Lancashire, but has lived in Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow and has now called London home for almost 10 years. She works in the charity sector, helping charities grow their fundraising and campaigning power. My path to going veggie,...read more
Victoria Bryceson has been a vegan festival coordinator for 3 years and works alongside Viva!, Vegfest, Vdogs and Roddy Hanson to organise a large number of vegan festivals throughout the UK. She runs several festivals 100% voluntarily to raise funds for her vegan...read more
Toni Shephard, 45, lives in Somerset with her husband and rescue dog Simba. Toni is the Executive Director (UK) of Animal Equality. Born in Canada, Toni moved to the UK in 1995 in order to fulfil her dream of working full time to expose animal cruelty. Toni, please...read more
George Monbiot, author and writer for The Guardian, explains his view on vegainism and the environment.
“I love not man the less, but Nature more.” George Monbiot is a British writer widely known for his outspoken political and environmental views. After studying Zoology at Oxford, Monbiot worked for the BBC before leaving to pursue his career as an author. He now...read more
Holly Barry from Distinctly shares her article on dog grooming with us - a must read for tips and advice for every dog owner! Your All Encompassing Guide To Grooming Your Dog! Dogs come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, but as the weather is currently at its...read more
Andrew Tisley, 42, vegan artist and biologist, lives in West Yorkshire. He has been a study coach for university students for the past 10 years but has always pursued his art work alongside this career. Through his incredible artwork Andrew conveys his feelings...read more
Simon, 47, from Bolton is a vegan long distance runner. He lives with his partner and fosters dogs for Freshfields Animal Rescue. I was brought up with cats and dogs at home, and have looked after rescued ones all my life. After our last dog died, we started fostering...read more
Sonia, 48, lives in Leigh with her partner, their children, and many animals. She has always had a love of animals and throughout her school years worked at a local vets surgery. She has been a teacher for the last 8 years but here she explains how she reached this...read more