Fairtrade Fortnight Yorkshire events

We are delighted that the CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, Mike Gidney, will be visiting Yorkshire during Fairtrade Fortnight.

23 February 10am – 1pm Big Brew Coffee Morning, St Edmunds Church, Leeds LS8 Come along to our Big Brew, enjoy Fairtrade refreshments, buy Fairtrade and fair trade food and crafts from Traidcraft and help change the future for families in some of the world’s poorest communities. Free admission Big Brew coffee morning poster

1 March – Fairtrade School Conference, Leeds. KS2 and 3 pupils and teachers are invited to participate in Leeds’ 9th Fairtrade School celebration, organised in collaboration between Leeds DEC and Fairtrade Leeds! Book your school’s ticket here.

2 March – Holme Valley Fairtrade are running ‘Banana Breakout’ on Saturday 2nd March when we will take to the streets of our two local towns: Holmfirth and Honley to hand out free Fairtrade bananas and other goodies and raise awareness of Fairtrade.

2 March – Fairtrade Train at the Worth Valley Steam Railway

2 March – 10.30 – 1.30 Coffee Morning, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

4 March – 4pm – 7.30pm – Hull Fairtrade Partnership and Hull Faith in Fair Trade are holding a Pancake Day celebration at the Annex, Cottingham Road. Come along for refreshments including pancakes with your choice of Fairtrade toppings, a stall from Fairer World and meet Fairtrade CEO Mike Gidney. Find out how your church, school or business can support Fairtrade.

 

 

 

 

5 March – 8.30 – 10.10 York Fair Trade Forum is holding a business breakfast at the Spurriergate Centre in York city centre on Tuesday 5 March. All are welcome for free tea, coffee and juice, and toast with a range of Fairtrade and fair trade jams, spreads, honey and marmalade. Meet the CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, Mike Gidney and find out how you can support Fairtrade.

5 March – 11 – 3.30 Fair Trade Fair, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds

6 March – Huddersfield University is holding a Fairtrade celebration on Wednesday 6th March at 6pm at the University campus and celebrates the past year’s Fairtrade achievements and activities of Fairtrade Kirklees members, including local campaign groups, churches, businesses and schools. We ran a similar and successful event last year – a wonderful evening that attracted much positive feedback. This year we’re hoping to broaden our audience and inspire more people and organisations to get involved with Fairtrade.

7 March – York St John University will hold a Fair Trade Market.

8 March – Chocolate Tea Party, St Andrews Church, Penistone S36 6BS – we will provide chocolate cake, Fairtrade tea and coffee and intersperse the chat with short presentations about Fairtrade inspiring women who have succeeded in developing their own businesses.  As this is also International Women’s Day the Penistone group has contacted five local primary schools inviting years 5 and 6 to join in a poster competition illustrating a Yorkshire woman whose achievement or success they wish to celebrate, as an introduction to the theme of Empowering Women. Poster template Fairtrade Poster letter Fairtrade poster Notes for Teachers

9 March – Fair Trade and Local Craft Fair, Friends Meeting House, Greengates, Malton – Come on in for Fairtrade refreshments and shop with a range of local businesses selling fairly traded goods as well as local artisans. Malton 2019 poster A4

13 March – 7pm at Bish Bash Pot, Walmgate, York – Join us to celebrate 15 years of Fairtrade City status in York by painting a pot in a Fairtrade theme. Book your ticket here.

Additionally Shipley Fairtrade Group has permission to have a table with Co-op FT products, Bertie and Brenda (our inflatable bananas),  and posters in the windows in Saltaire Co-op during Fairtrade Fortnight.

York Fair Trade Forum will be using the foyer of City of York Council’s West Offices for our display boards featuring our past events and successes, along with fair trade leaflets and posters to draw visitors’ attention to Fairtrade Fortnight.

 

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