Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year we are inviting businesses, schools, shops and campaigners to join us in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food.

With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. Fairtrade opens doors. COME ON IN. Fairtrade Fortnight aims to put a spotlight on trade. When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food. When trade is fair, it can make the world a better place. Together we have that power, so get involved and be part of the difference.

See below for a selection of the exciting events that are taking place across God’s own county to support Fairtrade producers.

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Bradford and Leeds

Leeds Church of England Diocese Fairtrade Competition “Come on in”

Design an A4 invitation to a Fairtrade event, real or imaginary.

Remember to include the Fairtrade Mark.

Open to individuals, schools, colleges and groups of all ages in the Leeds Diocese area.

Prizes will be awarded to 3 different age-groups: Pre-school and under 12s; under18; Adults (18+)

Closing Date: Weds 21st March 2018

Fairtrade footballs & certificates will be awarded to the winners

Please post your entries to Barbara Judd, 57 Grosvenor Road, Shipley, BD18 4RB

Write the name of the artist, their age-group and their organisation, if applicable, on the back of the artwork, so that each piece is clearly identifiable. Please provide contact details so we can get in touch if you are a winner.



Thursday 8th March, Bradford Broadway shopping centre. 11am – 4pm

‘Come on In’ to Fairtrade with Bradford Fairtrade Zone and M&S Bradford.

Join us to: sample M&S Fairtrade products; find out what it’s like on banana and coffee farms in Panama and Kenya using virtual reality headsets; have a free hand massage with Fairtrade body butter; learn more about Fairtrade; enter a Fairtrade quiz to win a hamper of M&S Fairtrade goodies; enter a Fairtrade colouring competition (for children) to win a hamper of M&S Fairtrade goodies.

The competitions close at 2pm and the Lord Mayor of Bradford will be announcing the winners at 3.30pm. The competition sheets will also be available in the Bradford M&S Cafe from Monday 5th – Thursday 8th March. Good luck.


Horsforth Fairtrade Town

Sat 24th Feb at the farmers market 9-12, we have a Fairtrade stall and leaflets to raise awareness

Sat 3rd March approx 11-2, we’re at Morrison’s with leaflets plus a stall showing shoppers which Fairtrade goods they can buy there

We’re also taking Fairtrade-themed assemblies in 3 different schools


University of Leeds Fairtrade Fair on Tuesday 27th Feb from 11am till 3.00pm in the Parkinson Building.

A wide range of fairly traded goods will be on sale.  Fairtrade Leeds will have a stall selling Palestinian Fairtrade products and the Beehive shop also has a stall.

On Friday 9th March at 4pm Fairtrade Leeds will be at Cardigan Road Cooperative Store with samples from their Fairtrade range.


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Cherry Burton

Fairtrade Breakfast on Saturday 3rd March, 9 – 11.30am in the St. Michael Centre, Main Street, Cherry Burton, HU17 7RF. Come and enjoy a relaxed and nourishing breakfast with all ingredients either Fairtrade or local: bacon butties, mueslis with Cherry View Milk, orange juice, toast with marmalade, jam or honey, accompanied by tea or a choice of coffees – plus a slice of our special birthday cake to celebrate 15 years as a Fairtrade Village! All welcome, but please book your place through Ros Stanley (01964 550688) to assist with catering. No charge, donations to Fair Trade.

“A Closer look at Fairtrade”, Wednesday 7th March, 7 – 9pm in the St. Michael Centre, Main Street, Cherry Burton, HU17 7RF. Coffee and tea tasting with snacks.

Fairtrade coffee morning at The Bay Horse, Main Street, Cherry Burton HU17 7RF, on Friday 9th March, 11 – 12 noon.

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Did you know that Halifax is a Fairtrade Town?

Come on in to the Piece Hall
on Saturday 3rd March 10am-4pm
to meet Halifax MP Holly Lynch
and celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.

On the day:
– Fairtrade products on display & for sale
– Free product samples, including chocolate!
– Children’s workshops

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Batley & Spen

Over 40 events in the Batley & Spen area will see local churches, schools, businesses and community groups opening their doors to allow people to “Come On In To Fairtrade”

On Sunday 25 February, there will be an informative sermon about Food Responsibility and Fairtrade at St James’ Church in Heckmondwike. There will be a further 5 sermons or communions, 21 coffee mornings, 5 lunches, 2 film shows, 2 knit and natters, 2 day centres, 9 library or book club sessions, a whist drive, an afternoon tea and soft play sessions.

Holme Valley

As a team, Holme Valley Fairtrade will be taking to the streets of Holmfirth, Meltham and Honley on Saturday 10th March to hand out Fairtrade goodies and invite people to come on in to Fairtrade!
To join in the fun (dressing as a banana IS optional) please meet at any of the following times and places:
10am – Holmfirth Co-op
1pm – Meltham Co-op
3pm – Honley Co-op in the village


“Thank You” finale presentation on Friday 9 March, at Huddersfield University, where Event Management Degree students will showcase their presentation and hospitality skills in a summary of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.  See the link for details:


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Malton and Scarborough

Malton and Norton Fairtrade Group are holding their annual Fairtrade and Local Craft Fair on Saturday March 10th from 19am to 4pm, free entry. The Friends’ Meeting House, Greengate, Malton. YO17 7EN. As well as crafts for sale several of the local crafts people will be demonstrating their particular craft. Fairtrade light refreshments.


Scarborough Fairtrade Borough are holding a ‘Fairtrade the Future’ open meeting to celebrate their 10th Anniversary as Fairtrade Borough.
Friday March 2nd at Westborough Methodist Church, Westborough, Scarborough 6pm to 8pm: Guest Speakers Linda McAvan MEP and Paul Chandler non-exec director Co-op.

St Columba’s Church, Scarborough: ‘Big Brew’, Saturday 10th March 10-11.30 a.m. Free entry. Fairtrade Coffee/Tea. Biscuits etc. Traidcraft Stall, Cakes and Raffle.

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Fairtrade in Penistone
Programme of events for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

27th February: Coffee morning at Cameo, St Andrews Church

1st March: Fairtrade chocolate tasters given away at Penistone Coop
Coffee morning at St Johns Church

6th March: Coffee morning at Cameo, St Andrews Church

8th March: Fairtrade chocolate tasters will be given away at the Coop.
Coffee morning at St Johns Church.
Penistone Fairtrade Trail. A publicly advertised walk including members of our
neighbouring Fairtrade committee, Stocksbridge, who have been invited to join in.
The walk round town will start from the Library at 10.00 am and include visits to the
Traidcraft shop, St Johns coffee morning, the Fairtrade mark commemoration tree and
Penistone Paramount cinema where the film ‘Fairtrade Matters’ will be shown.

9th March: Celebration Coffee morning at Penistone Library where the Mayor and Mayoress will be
present to receive our newly acquired certificate of Fairtrade Town renewal from
February 2018 to February 2020.

In addition we have invited the schools to create posters on a template with the title ‘Open the Door to Fairtrade’. We will collect posters from the schools on Friday so that we can judge a winner from each school. All the posters will be displayed at the Coffee mornings and the winning ones will be displayed in various venues in Penistone.

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Event in Sheffield organised by Sheffield Methodist Church and Peace and Mission Action Group

“How fair is Fairtrade”

Saturday 10 March 9.30am-1pm St Andrew’s Church Psalter Lane Sheffield.

This event will take a look at the challenges posed in a book “Doing Good Better” by William MaCaskill. Speakers (Richard Hyde from Twin Trading and Carolyn and Ian Morris Ambassadors for Traidcraft) will talk about their experiences of Fairtrade. Opportunities for questions and discussion – as well as refreshments and home made cakes! Please come along and join us.

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York Fair Trade Forum is holding a Fairtrade Breakfast on Tuesday 6 March at the Spurriergate Centre, Spurriergate, York YO1 9QR.
Pop in 8.30 to 10am when we will be serving free breakfast rolls with fair trade jams and spreads and free tea, coffee and juice.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about fair trade in York. We are particularly keen to meet local business owners who want to find out how they can serve and promote fair trade goods in their business.
The Spurriergate Centre’s fair trade shop will also be open during the event.

Acomb Parish Church also has a Fairtrade theme for their regular monthly coffee / craft morning on 24th February, 10.30 to 12.30 in Acomb Parish Church Hall, with a Fairtrade stall and Fairtrade tea and coffee too. This is organised by Rachel and John Parker from the popular Acomb Café Tea on the Green.

On Wednesday 7 March, Fairer World on Gillygate are hosting a coffee tasting during opening hours . You will be able to sample coffee grown by women’s farming co-operatives in Nicaragua, Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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