Fairtrade Celebration 2006 Bradford Woodhouse Grove Circuit
This special event to celebrate our achievement as a fairtrade circuit was held on Saturday 11 March 2006 at St Andrew's. The event was attended by over 70 people - we know this because 68 of them drew around their hands on the banner which will serve as a momento of the event and be used around the circuit to remind us that we support fairtrade. The Lord Mayor also drew around her hand!
Representatives from each church came and the Lord Mayor presented them with a certificate to display in their church.
Fairly traded goods were on sale via the Traidcraft stall (approx £400 goods sold) and for tasting at the café where shop bought cakes and biscuits (donated by the Co-op) and home made cakes using fairly traded ingredients were available with drinks. People's generous donations have allowed approximately £50 to be donated to the Fair Trade Foundation.
Information and other fairly traded goods such as clothing, shoes and a football were also displayed and created interest.
Fairtrade Fortnight at Thackley 2007
As part of Fairtrade fortnight, we ran a stall during most of last week to spread the word about Fairtrade to the many regular users of our premises, from Brownies, Guides and Boys Brigade to Men's Forum, Karate, Bowling Group, Wives Group, Monday Mums, Jigsaw, Playgroup and Mums and Toddlers. This proved very successful; the general reaction was on of interest and support. More importantly, we sold just under £600 of Fairtrade products. Congratulations and sincere thanks to those who staffed the stall for their commitment to guaranteeing that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.