The challenge (Australia)

Meat Free Week  is about making the choice to eat less meat, care more and feel good. 

An annual campaign, taking place on 1-8 August 2016, Meat Free Week challenges participants to give up meat for seven days and raise money money via sponsorship. 

Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get people thinking about how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.

With education, awareness and the information to make informed choices, the goal is that for the other 51 weeks of the year meat-eaters will consider portion sizes when including meat as part of a balanced diet.

+ How to participate

Sign up and create your profile. Make sure you complete all the steps, including setting up your profile page and selecting your fundraising target. Having a profile page means others can easily find you and show their support.

+ Spread the word. Start your fundraising early by talking to everyone you know. Use your personal fundraising page to invite friends via email or Facebook. Tweet your support and/or Instagram your favourite meat free meals. The social media buttons on your personal fundraising page will help make this easier. 

+ Plan your week. Stock up on supplies. Check out the delicious meat free recipes provided by our favourite chefs and foodies. 

+ You're on. It's the 1st August and your meat free week has started. Keep hassling your friends - every dollar will make a difference!

+ Like us on Facebook @Meat Free Week

+ Follow us on Twitter @MeatFreeWeekOrg and if tweeting, remember to hashtag #meatfreeweek.

+ Follow us on Instagram @MeatFreeWeek and remember to use the hashtag #meatfreeweek.

+ Vegetarian or vegan?

If you're already living meat free, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved - recruit or sponsor a meat-eating friend, make a  donation or check out our other ideas here


+ Take the Meat Free Week-end challenge

If you missed the start of Meat Free Week, or dont think you can manage a whole week, we encourage you to give a Meat Free Week-end a try this 6th and 7th August, or help us to finish strong with a Meat Free Monday on the 8th August.

Where your money goes...

When you make a donation to Meat Free Week, you can be confident of where your money goes.
As the proud health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to continue supporting this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action. 
Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to helping to save lives and to improving the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.
Participants of Meat Free Week have the opportunity to raise funds to support Bowel Cancer Australia’s vital bowel cancer prevention programs or elect to have the funds they raise reinvested directly back into the Meat Free Week campaign, to support its continuation and expansion.
When you sign up to Meat Free Week you will be sent an email asking which fundraising option you would like to choose, and the funds you raise will be allocated accordingly - bowel cancer prevention or Meat Free Week.
So come on, sign up for the challenge and help create real change.