Fairtrade at 25 celebration

Saturday 5 October sees Yorkshire celebrating the 25th birthday of the Fairtrade mark. We’re planning for around 150 campaigners and volunteers to amass in Hull’s Trinity Square to create the Fairtrade mark. The volunteers will be a mix of local supporters of Fairtrade and Absolutely Cultured volunteers.

How can you help? Two ways:

  1. If you are available for a few hours 11am to 1pm on Saturday 5 October this is your chance to become part of a nationwide campaign. The event will be filmed and photographed and the resultant photos and film will be used in local, regional and national publicity for the 25th anniversary. We will ask you to dress in┬áblack – if you have one of the black T shirts or sweatshirts with the Fairtrade mark on the front that would be ideal.
  2. We’re looking for knitters and crocheters to make hats in the Fairtrade colours. You can use any pattern – a simple beanie hat is probably easiest. All the volunteers will be adults – a mix of men and women. After the event the hats will be donated to help homeless people in Hull. In total we’ll need around 70 black, 40 sky blue and 40 lime green hats. If you can help, contact us and we’ll give you details of where to send them. We need all the hats by the end of September please so we can make sure we have enough of each colour.

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