A STOURPORT vegan shop owner is staging a fair in the town following the success of her fledgling business.

Lindsey Clode has organised “Compassionate Stourport” community fair, which will be held at the town’s Civic Centre on November 11, from 11am to 4pm featuring more than 20 stalls including vegan foods, craft products, alternative therapies, fair trade items and ethical Christmas gifts.

There will also be a two minute silence to remember people and animals that have died in military conflicts.

She was encouraged to do so after her Lombard Street shop “As One Vegan Lifestyle”, which opened in February, has proven popular with the public.

She said: “When I was considering where to open a shop which would sell totally vegan and cruelty-free products, I felt Stourport would be a welcoming, up and coming place to do so, and I’ve been proven right.

“I’ve had great support, not only from local vegans, but also from many Stourport residents who are interested in adopting a vegan diet for the benefit of other animals, the environment and their own health.

“I’ve also met many wonderful and caring people who work, both paid and voluntarily, for organisations that support vulnerable adults, children and families, and strive to protect animals and the environment.

“All this has encouraged me to organise an event to highlight and celebrate the role of these organisations.

“A range of local charities and voluntary groups, concerned with families, animal protection, the environment and other ethical causes, will be represented.”

For more information or if people want to book a table at the fair, call Lindsey Clode on 01299 827995 or ?07950 485748?.