November is Vegan month and Animal Aid is running a 30 day vegan challenge at http://www.govegan.org.uk/ where you can register to get support and information on going vegan. From their site:
"November is Vegan Month so why not try our 30-day vegan challenge? This is your chance to enjoy an animal-free diet, while we offer you all the support and information you need to make it successful and enjoyable.
You can share your experiences, swap recipes, and ask us any questions you like via our online Agony Aunt! And everyone who takes up the challenge will be entered into our prize draw to win a hamper of vegan goodies. This really is a wonderful opportunity to try a diet that is kinder to you, the planet and to animals."
If you would like an opportunity to try out vegan products for free then visit the local vegan fayres/fairs - there are ones in Lincoln, Leicester and Derby - see calendar.