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Summer School 2016: A Big Thank You

3rd August 2016

Our 2016 Summer School was a great success and this is in large part due to our wonderful sponsors.  We would like to take a moment to thank them all individually.

One Voice

This Summer School would not have been possible without our partnership with the French organisation, One Voice.  Their President Muriel Arnal spoke at the Gala Dinner and her excellent team were on hand to help us at the Summer School.  We are terribly grateful for their support.

One Voice was founded by Muriel Arnal in 1995 and is the leading organisation for animal rights in France. One Voice campaigns to have animals legally recognised as nonhuman persons, for the legal recognition of the link between animal and human abuse, and to end all forms of animal exploitation.

To learn more about the great work of One Voice, please visit:

In addition, to One Voice, the Summer School was supported by:

Suma Wholefoods

Suma Wholefoods sponsored our Welcome Reception offering delicious vegan snacks which were enjoyed throughout the Summer School.

Suma is a worker co-operative established in 1977. The business is wholly owned and run by its workers. All workers are paid the same hourly rate regardless of the job they are doing. Next year Suma will be celebrating 40 years in business. Suma is a natural grocery wholesaler, located in West Yorkshire, serving both the UK and export markets with a range of over 7,000 lines. All the products Suma stocks are vegetarian and a large proportion of these are vegan.

For more information on Suma Wholefoods, please visit:

Jodi Bee Bakes

Jodi Bee Bakes sponsored our Welcome Reception and made some delicious vegan sundried tomato quiche bites for us all to sample.

Jodi Bee Bakes is a vegetarian bakery and café located in historic Salem, Massachusetts, that specialises in all-natural baked goods. Their bakery uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create a variety of hand-crafted pastries and savoury items, which feature both vegan and gluten-free selections. They believe that the best way to broaden people’s palates and minds is to create an inclusive, welcoming environment where people can discover, at their own pace, how delicious vegetarian and vegan food can be.

For more information on Jodi Bee Bakes, please visit:

The Matthew Eyton Animal Welfare Trust

The Matthew Eyton Animal Welfare Trust sponsored the showing of the acclaimed film Cowspiracy at the Summer School. The Matthew Eyton Animal Welfare Trust works to alleviate animal suffering.

The Centre would especially like to thank Audrey Eyton for her continued support of our work.

Vegan Life Magazine

Vegan Life Magazine was kind enough to sponsor the Summer School, providing each of our participants a copy of their magazine.

Vegan Life is about more than a meat and dairy free diet – the magazine covers all aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle, from food and sustainability, to animal compassion and environmental issues. It is the go-to resource for anyone interested in plant-based food and culture – brought to you by an award-winning team which also produces Cook Vegan and Vegan Trade Journal – the UK’s only plant-based B2B title.

Subscription to Vegan Life Magazine is only £27.50 for 10 issues (1 year) rrp £42.50.

For more information, please visit

We are so very grateful to all our sponsors for making this year’s Summer School such an inspiring and energising event.