December 2007 Bulletin

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007 Awards

The winners of the Yaoh 007 Vegan Environmental Awards were announced last June at the Bristol Vegan Fayre 07- but it's only now that the winners have been presented with their certificates - hand drawn by vegan cartoon superhero Wonderpig, who recently was able to present 5 of the 7 awards in pig/person to the winners.

First off was Infinity Wholefoods down in Brighton where Wonderpig caused a storm when he appeared in the flesh at the Infinity party on Nov 29th at the shop itself. Now it has to be said that if there was anywhere in the UK that could deal successfully with large pink fluffy pigs appearing without getting fazed it had to be Brighton and Wonderpig certainly endeared himself to an adoring crowd as he presented Infinity with the award for Best Vegan Independent Healthstore, as voted for by the people of the world online during 2007.

Three days later Wonderpig descended upon Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty show to present four more awards - this time to Vegan Village for Best Vegan Media/Publication, Viva! for Best Vegan Organisation, for Best Vegan On Line Shop, and Redwood Wholefoods for Best Vegan Company.

Congratulations also to our two other winners - Benjamin Zephaniah (The Best Vegan Individual Achievement) and Booja Booja Truffles (Best Vegan Product).

And well done to everyone else too who was nominated - there were a lot of close calls and you can see the full list of results here: award results

Thanks to all the people who voted earlier in 2007 - and you can vote all over again in the 2008 awards starting Jan 1st 2008.

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Vegan Store

Infinity Foods
Infinity Foods

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008 Awards

The 008 Vegan Environmental Awards have now been announced - and you can see the 8 categories and the nominees in each category - a stunning total of 64 people, products, businesses and organisations that are contributing to the growth of the vegan lifestyle across the UK and beyond. Voting starts Jan 1st 2008 and you can vote once a month every month until the end of May - the winners will be announced Sunday June 1st 08 at the Bristol Vegan Fayre. To read the full line up for 2008, click here


Upcoming Events….

Wow! 3 major vegan events across the UK on the same day! This vegan thing is happening!!!!!!!!!!!

The 4th annual East Midlands Vegan Festival is in Nottingham on Dec 8th - this one is a brilliant show organised by Veggies and inspired by House of Life. Yaoh won't be there in person, but thanks to all the wonderful volunteers working on the show, and especially Beth, we have a stall there with all our products! Magic. Thanks to all at Veggies for organising this one. See here for details

On the same day (Dec 8th) there's also the Exeter Xmas Without Cruelty bash, which will see loads of stalls, demos etc, organised by Animal Aid and their local supporters. Our good pals BEANIE'S will have some of the Yaoh range on their stall, in amongst their lush range of FRY'S veggieburgers and their rather stunning vegan B'Nice rice Ice Cream. See here for details.

There's a huge demo being lined up in London - the Vegan Climate March 2007. On Saturday 8th December, vegetarians and vegans from across the UK will be taking part in the "biggest ever mobilisation of vegetarians and vegans on environmental grounds!!" The annual Climate March & Rally in London is expected to attract up to 30,000 environmentalists. Vegans will march in support of the campaign and will add their own message - "Fight Climate Change with your Knife and Fork!!". See here for more info

North West Vegan Festival
The North West Vegan Festival will be held on Sat 26th Jan 2008 in a massive hall at the Sachas Hotel - right in the centre of Manchester. Yaoh are thrilled to announce sponsorship for this event, and are encouraging others to get behind the show to make it a huge success. If you a local or national company, campaign or entertainer who would like to get involved or book a stall, please contact Mary as soon as possible - email here

Vegfam - Feeding the Hungry without exploiting animals
Please remember this awesome outfit in the run - up to xmas. To read more about Vegfam, visit here and to donate directly to them, click here. And to read about this year's projects, as well as the past 40 years work, visit here


Bristol Vegan Fayre 2008

The BVF 08 site is now live and updated for the 2008 show - you can see all about what's happening at this two day extravaganza in the centre of Bristol next summer May 31st/June1st 08. Over 160 stalls, 6 talks and demos area including Raw Food Prep Classes, loads of entertainment, bands and the like plus an absolutely huge headline act who are as yet unconfirmed but provisionally booked to ensure an absolutely massive turn out! Click here for the latest news.

Yaoh Special Offers

Special Offers from Yaoh

Our fantastic Half Price specials offers continue up till the end of 2007:

- Half Price 125gm Yaoh dehulled hemp seed (£1.33 down from £2.65)
- Half Price on the Yaoh Papaya and Cocobean Moisturisers ( £2.98 down from £5.95).

(This offer is available to online, mail order and Trade customers)

And we also have 20% off the following Yorkshire Hemp products up until the end of December - Hemp Oil, Pancake Mix, Bread Mix, Sauce and Fruit Slice - see shop specials for details (this offer available to online and mail order customers only, but not to Trade)

And in the New Year, keep an eye out for some more stunning Half Price Deals on Hemp!!



OnLine Shopping - Xmas deadlines

If you are shopping online with Yaoh this xmas, please note that to guarantee Xmas delivery you must order before Thursday 20th December - but earlier is obviously preferable. The office will be shut over xmas and new year, any orders placed online during this period will be shipped first week of January! Thanks very much for all your support.
Shop here for the best hemp products!



Latest Products

Nearly here! The Yaoh 95% organic Chinese Hemp Protein Isolate is pure protein and pure hemp - an absolute must for all competitive and recreational sportspeople and especially for those training on a veggie/vegan diet. Also superb for those looking to gain weight or extra protein without any extra fat - there's less than 0.1% fat in this!!! The isolate retails at £23.95 for 500gms and should be available from the Yaoh shop in the New Year.

Yaoh have also recently added the Yorkshire Hemp range of organic vegan hemp food products, as well as the Nutiva range of hemp protein powders and shakes - all available online and to trade as well - see shop for details


Free Give Aways!!

Our free giveaway competitions are getting more and more popular and last months entries for the free bottles of Yorkshire Hemp Sauce attracted record numbers. This month we are giving away 6 sets of Yaoh organic hemp seed oil Shampoo and Conditioner - it's easy to enter, just answer the simple question below.

Recently, following England's shocking departure from the European football championships, the FA introduced a free helpline for distressed England football supporters. Is the phone number:
1. 0800 101010 - That's 0800 won nothing won nothing won nothing
2. some other ridiculous non existent number

To assist with anyone who is confused by this question, we better give you the answer - it's a joke (as were Gerrard and co against Croatia), so just email us with your name and address and we'll enter you in the draw. Please email here (don't forget your name and address in case you win!). Winners will be drawn on Christmas Day Dec 25th 07


Local News

Xmas Bristol Vegans party
The date and venue have yet to be set but should be announced shortly on the vegan Bristol website - expect a lively feast with plenty of xmas spirit, excellent food, loads of beer and more outrageous jokes from Jason. The group has over 100 on its email list, and 15 - 20 of us regularly turn out every 6- 8 weeks for what has turned into a real giggle and most excellent company. You can read about our latest evening - the World Vegan Day dinner at Krishna's Inn which was really brilliant, as the photo suggests - here
To find out about the xmas bash, or to reserve a place, click here.

Royce Rolls up for sale
This well established veggie/vegan café in the heart of St Nicks Market in Bristol is up for sale. To find out more, or to contact the owner, click here.



Thanks to all our sponsors, supporters, stallholders, customers, suppliers, anyone who has helped promote Yaoh, the Bristol Vegan Fayre, Hemp, or the vegan lifestyle in general.
And thanks especially to all the unsung heroes, who sweat bucketfuls for the cause without ever getting much recognition. Big yourselves up!


Thanks to all our sponsors
For their support for the 2007 Bristol Vegan Fayre

Beanies HealthFoods The Vegan Society Lavera





Detox Your World Harvest Redwood Wholefoods Essential
Nutiva Suma Shakeaway

The Spark

Lifescape Plamil Lush

Bute Island

XXX Yaoh December 2007

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