Bowel Cancer NZ News

Where: New Zealand

When: 24-30th September 2018

Meat Free Week coming in September 2018!

Why go meat free for Meat Free Week?

Challenge yourself, your friends, your family and your colleagues to give up meat for a week and raise funds for a great cause!

Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get New Zealanders 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.

An initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia, Bowel Cancer New Zealand are delighted to be involved again in this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action as studies show bowel cancer risk increases relative to the amount of red and processed meat consumed. For more information visit

Studies show bowel cancer risk increases by 12% per 100g of red meat consumed per day and by 16% per 50g of processed meat consumed per day.

How to Take Part

Sign up and create your Meat Free Week online fundraising page .

+ Write a short blurb about why you’re participating in Meat Free Week.

+ Upload a profile picture.

+ Select your fundraising target.

+ Encourage everyone you know to make a donation in support of your Meat Free Week efforts by sharing your unique fundraising page URL.

 Spread the word

+ Start fundraising early and share your plans with others.

+ Use your personal fundraising page to invite friends via email or Social Media.

+ 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

+ Check out the delicious meat free recipes provided by our favourite chefs and foodies.

+ Stock up on supplies.

+ Have fun!

You’re on

+ Once Meat Free Week has started, share pictures of your meals on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook and be sure to tag us #MeatFreeWeek.

+ Let us know which recipes are your favourites and which ones are the biggest crowd pleasers.

+ Keep up the momentum and be proud of your efforts – every dollar will make a difference!

Get more recipe idea’s here