DECEMBER 1 marks the official launch of Veganuary’s 2017 campaign to encourage the world to try going vegan in January.

Last year, among the 23,000 participants were fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Downton Abbey actor, Peter Egan. 

This year, Sherlock star Amanda Abington and TV and radio presenter Katy Hill have already signed up.

People opt to try vegan for one month in January for lots of reasons – for animals, the environment, their own health after a Christmas binge or just because. 

Whatever the reason, Veganuary is with participants all the way, offering a wealth of information, advice and recipes, and lots of support. 

So, with one month to go, the countdown to Veganuary 2017 has begun. 

Everyone who registers to take part will receive a free e-cookbook featuring the favourite meals and recipes of the stars.

To register and receive Joanna Lumley’s recipe for Random Green Soup, and TV presenter Jasmine Harman’s Shepherd’s Pie with a Mediterranean Twist – and a lot more tasty recipes! – visit

Clea Grady, Veganuary.