Backing Fairtrade Yorkshire

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

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

Let’s promote Fairtrade on Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day falls on Thursday 1 August 2019 and we’re planning on making a splash about Fairtrade Yorkshire on this special day.

Here’s how you can help promote Fairtrade Yorkshire on social media:

  1. First get your Fairtrade Yorkshire logo –  Either print the A4 version (available by clicking here) or email joanna@fairtradeyork.com to order some of our specially printed cards.
  2. When you visit one of Yorkshire’s tourist attractions, iconic buildings, parks, artworks or bridges for example, simply get out your logo and take a photo.
  3. If you wish you can email your photo to joanna@fairtradeyork.com for inclusion on our Wall of Yorkshire Fairtrade for Yorkshire Day.
  4. On 1 August post your photo on social media, tagging Fairtrade Yorkshire and including the hashtags #FairtradeYorkshire and #YorkshireDay – any photos emailed will be posted on your behalf.

Wall of Yorkshire Fairtrade

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Schools Celebrate Yorkshire’s Fair Success

Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Ann Castle and children from local schools showing their support for Fairtrade Yorkshire

Children from 14 schools across Leeds gathered together at the Civic Hall to celebrate their fair trade work and pledge their support for Fairtrade Yorkshire. The Fair trade School Celebration was opened by the Lord Mayor Cllr Ann Castle and attended by visiting teachers from Germany, Austria and Leeds’ partner city Brno in the Czech Republic.

Hannah Dalrymple, organiser of the event and Chair of Fairtrade Yorkshire said “Yorkshire is well on its way to becoming the first region in the UK to attain Fairtrade status. It’s really exciting to see so much excellent and creative work going on in Leeds schools to raise awareness about fair trade issues, and so inspiring to hear from teachers across Europe who are pioneering similar work in their own countries.”

The event was organised to help schools share good ideas about teaching and learning about fair trade issues and celebrate their achievements. Activities included presentations from schools, animation workshops and Fairtrade Yorkshire rosette making.

Schools that attended were Adel Primary, Ireland Wood, Otley All Saints, Bankside Primary, St Marys Menston, Wykebeck Primary School, Southroyd Primary, St. Chad’s Primary School, Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Allerton C of E Primary, NWSILC, Harehills Primary.

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire

Premcrest

Mo Zafir of Fairtrade wholesalers, Premcrest, who are pleased to give their backing to the campaign for Yorkshire to be the UK’s first Fairtrade region.  Premcrest supply across the UK from their base in Bradford.

Posted on October 7th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

University of Hull

The University of Hull has a new Fairtrade Steering Group.  Chris King from the group is keen to support the campaign for Fairtrade Yorkshire.

Posted on October 7th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Leeds Uni Oxfam support us

The Oxfam Campaigns Group at the University of Leeds are backing Fairtrade Yorkshire.

Sean & Soo from Leeds Uni Oxfam

Posted on September 30th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Yorkshire Oxfamers back Fairtrade Yorkshire

Key Oxfam activists from across Yorkshire have given their backing to the campaign to make Yorkshire the UK’s first Fairtrade Region.

Pictured here are Oxfam Campaigns representatives from Todmorden, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Sheffield and York.

 

Posted on September 30th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Ian McMillan’s poem for Fairtrade Yorkshire

Ian McMillan supports Fairtrade Yorkshire

Ian McMillan lends his support to the campaign

Yorkshire poet and national treasure Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley, has leant his support to the campaign to make Yorkshire a Fairtrade Region.

The presenter of BBC Radio 3’s “The Verb” and poet-in-residence at Barnsley FC has penned an ode to the campaign called simply “Fairtrade Region”:

Let’s make Yorkshire a Fairtrade place,
Put a Fairtrade smile on a trader’s face;
From the northern dales to the steel-built south,
Let’s bring a grin to a trader’s mouth;
From the Western Moors to the East Coast ships,
Let’s raise a cheer from a trader’s lips.
Let’s make a Fairtrade county – make it fair,
Show that we’re Yorkshire and show we care!

Hear Ian McMillan reading the poem – we’ll be uploading a video soon!

Many thanks, Ian!

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire

MEP supports Fairtrade Yorkshire

Yorkshire MEP, Linda McAvan, is proud to give her backing to the Fairtrade Yorkshire campaign.  Speaking to our coordinator, Mark Dawson, she said:

“As chair of both the European Parliament Fair Trade Group and the Parliament’s Committee on International Development, I am delighted to support Fair Trade Yorkshire’s campaign to become the UK’s first Fair Trade region. I became more active on Fair Trade after visiting cocoa farmers in Ghana whose livelihoods have been dramatically improved by becoming Fair Trade farmers. What particularly struck me was that the extra income and financial security Fair Trade brings leads to better life chances for their children because it means more resources for education, healthcare and  clean water.

Sales of Fair Trade goods are on the increase in our region. This is great news. Lots of schools, colleges, universities, local councils and  companies have Fair Trade policies. In the European Parliament we are working to make it easier for local authorities and other organisations to switch to Fair Trade by promoting it in public procurement. Growth in Fair Trade sales despite the economic downturn shows that the policy has strong public support.

By becoming a Fair Trade region, Yorkshire is sending out a clear message that we want people in the developing world to be paid a fair price for the work and the goods they produce and that we are prepared to do our bit for global justice.

Posted on July 6th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News