A few of us organised a Fair Trade Afternoon Fair at Calverley Methodist Church on Saturday 8th July. The local primary school was holding a summer fair in the park that afternoon, so we gained some passing trade as well as regular supporters – a big thank you to those who came along.
We took £322 in fair trade sales and £200 from refreshments and a chocolate cake prize draw. The £200 was sent to Traidcraft’s Summer Appeal, which is supporting people like Asina in Bangladesh. Asina is 28 and already a widow, and because of this is paid less, respected less and pushed to the margins of society. But she has pride, hope and a determination to learn. With training and support, Asina could learn how to make use of her own small patch of land, so rather than picking tea for others, she can grow and pick her own.
Now we are moving into Autumn, we inevitably will start looking ahead and so please put the following date in your diary: Saturday 14th October for the Fair Trade Festive Fair at St. Andrew’s Church, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Come along and enjoy fair trade refreshments with friends old and new, browse the new range from Traidcraft and take the opportunity to start getting organised for that date in December…
Ruth H, Calverley