Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Festive Fairtrade Fair at BoltonMethodist Church on 22nd November. We made £549.40 in Fairtrade sales and took £52.15 in donations for Traidcraft Exchange.
The next event planned is a Fairtrade Big Brew to take place on Saturday 28th February in the morning at Thackley Methodist Church. This will coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight, which takes place from 23rd February to 8th March. The message for the 2015 campaign will be, “Choose Products that Change Lives” – to celebrate the power of everyday choices by telling the other half of a product’s story – the producer’s – to show the difference Fairtrade makes. This is a difference that I saw first-hand on my recent trip to Ghana, where I met cocoa farmers, palm oil producers and banana farmers. Fairtrade really does make a difference!
Ruth H, Calverley