Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 events around Yorkshire

Fairtrade Fortnight events are going on all over the region.

NORTH YORKSHIRE

27 February – 6pm – SOFA SESSION Spurriergate Centre, York

29 February – 10am FAIR TRADE & LOCAL CRAFT FAIR Friends Meeting House, Malton

6 March – 7pm FILM SHOWING The Kite Runner, Clements Hall, York

EAST YORKSHIRE

18 February – 9.45 COFFEE MORNING All Saints Church, Pocklington

26 February 10-12 FAIRTRADE CELEBRATION Guildhall, Hull

WEST YORKSHIRE

22 February – 10-1 BIG BREW St Edmunds Church, Leeds

3 March – 11-3.30 FAIR TRADE FAIR Leeds University

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Donate to Fairtrade Yorkshire

Fairtrade Yorkshire is entirely run by volunteers and receives no outside funding.

This means we have to ask for sponsorship from local fair trade businesses, or donations from individuals and groups.

We now have a PayPal account where you can make donations. If you are in a position to support our work around Yorkshire please consider giving a donation so we can continue our work promoting Fairtrade across the region.

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Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Don’t Give Up on Fairtrade in Lent

Don’t Give Up On Fairtrade this Lent
Lent is a time when many of us choose to make a small sacrifice for a few weeks. For lots of us this includes giving up chocolate, which has the added benefit of making our Easter celebrations that bit sweeter, but have you considered the impact of your choice on the millions of cocoa and sugar farmers who rely on our chocolate consumption for a living.
Fairtrade Fortnight starts on the Monday before Ash Wednesday and we’re asking you not to give up on the Fairtrade farmers this Lent. By pledging to make sure all the chocolate you eat this Lent is Fairtrade – and talking to others about your choice – you can help support farmers around the world to have a better life.

When we ask Fairtrade farmers what they want us as campaigners to do, the answer is nearly always “Buy our goods!”
So while giving up chocolate for Lent might feel like the right thing to do, it leaves cocoa (and sugar) farmers out of pocket.
So this year we’re saying “Don’t Give Up On Fairtrade this Lent”
By making sure you only eat Fairtrade chocolate in Lent – instead of giving up altogether – you can help farmers around the world.
Because the Easter message is partly that one person can save the world and Fairtrade is a way for you to be that one person.

So instead of refusing all chocolate by saying “Sorry, I’ve given up chocolate for Lent” now you can say “I’ve pledged only to eat Fairtrade chocolate during Lent” and start a conversation with someone who may not know how important Fairtrade is to farmers.

You can download our leaflet below and this Fairtrade Fortnight look out for stories from the cocoa farmers themselves to help you explain why you’re not giving up on Fairtrade this Lent. Some of these will be “storybombed” by Fairtrade campaigners and supporters, some will be in the national and local press and some will be available on the Fairtrade Foundation website and social media.

Dont Give Up on Fairtrade

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Bradford Cathedral celebrates 10 years of Fairtrade support

Bradford Cathedral has become the first cathedral to re-commit as a Fairtrade place of worship,

Bradford Cathedral’s commitment to Fairtrade began with an award back in 2009, spearheaded by
Canon Andy Williams and his wife Jennie.
The cathedral continues to focus on Fairtrade by ensuring all its tea and coffee provisions are
Fairtrade as well as running a stall every Sunday after the morning Eucharist selling a whole range
of goods including chocolate, cooking oils and biscuits, as well as seasonable items like advent
calendars.

Click the link below for more details

Bradford cathedral Renewal publicity with latest photo

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Yorkshire branded Fairtrade logos

You may have noticed that the Fairtrade Yorkshire logo looks slightly different from other Fairtrade places logos. We have added a white Yorkshire rose to the image.

We have produced a range of Fairtrade places logos for the 38 Fairtrade places in Yorkshire to use if they wish to which also incorporate the white rose.

Click on an image below then save to download it or email joanna@fairtradeyork.com if you would like me to send it to you by email.

Posted on November 27th, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Fair Trade Detectives

How many times have you visited a town or village and looked in vain for a cafe where you can get a Fairtrade cup of coffee or a shop selling delicious Fairtrade chocolate to satisfy your cravings? Perhaps you’re going Christmas shopping in a Yorkshire city and want to know where you can buy fair trade gifts for your loved ones. Well – at Fairtrade Yorkshire we’re here to help.

Our brand new web resource turns you into a fair trade detective – and helps you find fair trade goods wherever you are in the region.

Whenever you find fair trade goods in Yorkshire, upload the details to the website (it won’t be instant – just in case people take advantage!) and help others find the Fairtrade and fair trade goods we love.

Click here to go to the fair trade detectives website

The criteria are: it can be a shop, cafe or a regular stall for example in a church. They must be selling goods with the Fairtrade mark, or sourced from members of WFTO or BAFTS (UK Fair Trade Network).

If you’re a group wanting to promote the Fairtrade Detectives scheme at local schools and events we have pens and leaflets for you to give out. Simply contact us to order what you need.

Look for these marks.

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Fairtrade Yorkshire Conference – Ilkley 26 October

Our special mini-Conference aimed at Places of Worship was a great success.

Around 40 people gathered in Christchurch, Ilkley for an afternoon of networking, brainstorming and celebrating Fairtrade’s 25th year. Deputy Mayor of Ilkley, Ros Brown was there cutting our amazing cake.

 

 

 

We were delighted that Tim Aldred, Head of Policy at the Fairtarde Foundation was able to join us and he explained how Fairtrade fits into his own faith and the life of faith communities around the world.

 

 

 

We shared ideas for making a splash in Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 and thought about how we can incorporate fair trade into our own communities and parishes. You can read a summary of ideas here. Summary of ideas to promote Fairtrade

 

 

 

We are grateful to the Ethical Jeweller, Shared Interest and Co-operative Wealth who all brought stalls.

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Our Giant Human Mosaic in Hull for Fairtrade at 25

Thank you to over 150 volunteers who came along on Saturday 5 October to make their mark in Trinity Square in Hull.

The Lord Mayor kicked off proceedings and there was a real buzz around the stalls in Trinity Market all day.

The hats (which you can see made all the difference!) have been donated to the Mission for Seafarers.

Images by Jonathan Richards – more to come!

Posted on October 5th, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Yorkshire groups celebrated in Fairtrade Community Impact News

The latest Community Impact report from the Fairtrade Foundation has just been published and it features lots of images, quotes and stories from Yorkshire Fairtrade campaigners.

Click here to read the report

 

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Skipton Local and Fair Trade Feast

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News