22 Jan Christmas Activities for Fairtrade 2023
Posted at 14:17h in News
Thanks to the creativity and hard graft of our Chair, Bernadette Fagan,we had an eye-catching and appealing presence at two events over the Christmas period. As usual we had a Fairtrade stall at the Victorian Fayre on December 3rd. The low sun and the sharp cold provided an appropriate setting for this cheerful and wonderfully well attended event. Our stall was well stocked with attractive and fairly traded goods from the Caldbeck One World Shop whose mission is to make the world a fairer place through selling goods sustainably and fairly trade from around the world. We talked to people about the continued importance of Fairtrade for farmers in the developing world, and Bernadette offered Fairtrade gingerbread to children passing by the stall. Bernadette also created a tree for the Southey Street Methodist Festival. I am biased, but I thought it stood out with its simplicity and clear message from some of the other rather more extravagantly decorated trees. Our third endeavour was to remind people that there are Fairtrade goods for sale perfectly appropriate for this festive season. We set up a table at Booths for one morning with Fairtrade goods available for purchase in the store, focusing on wine and chocolates. Booths has a choice of Fairtrade wines from Chile, Argentina and South Africa at reasonable prices, and a wonderfully enticing choice of chocolates. Two brands new to us, Whitakers and Beeches, were offering especially appealing boxes. Thank you for continuing the support the campaign: we do appreciate your loyalty. If any one of you has the talents required for setting up displays at stalls we would be very grateful for your help.