‘’A world freed from the scandal of poverty, where trade is just and people and communities can flourish’’
These are the words of Traidcraft’s vision statement – and what we at our church are contributing towards by using and selling their products. For more information on Traidcraft go to http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/
We held a very successful Fairtrade breakfast in March as part of the ''Stand up for Farmers, sit down to breakfast'' campaign during Fairtrade Fortnight. We served a variety of FT mueslis, spreads and fruit and made a profit of just over £100-00 which was split between the Fairtrade Foundation and Traidcraft Exchange. Children had a chance to decorate a table placemat amongst other activities.
We also had a stall in the town during St. Richard's Festival, which did pretty well; certainly a brisk trade at the Lucky Dip for the children! We hope by having this presence in town we bring awareness to more people, although to be fair, a great majority have heard of FT and do know a bit about it – but it is about encouraging them to buy it too!
The Autumn ''Show You Care'' campaign did well and that has made big difference to Traidcraft's sales, but we have to continue to build on this. If you can commit to buying something regularly from our stall that would be really good. Maybe take catalogue away with you to see if there is anything you would like to have that I can order for you.
That way you will be helping people like the 'Chilli Grandmas' in Swaziland who grow the spices which go into the Black Mamba sauces. These remarkable women look after their orphaned grandchildren who now rely on them after the children's parents died as a result of AIDS. Now there is new hope for this community and their young people. Their are many thousands of people like these around the world who benefit from Traidcraft's work and this is only possible thanks to your support.
Thank you for buying Traidcraft,
We are a fair trade church in a Fairtrade Town and committed to using fairly traded refreshments at all our meetings and events.
Alongside this we have a stall, stocking delicious food, cards, beautifully crafted jewellery and home accessories from Traidcraft.
This provides farmers and suppliers with a decent price and working conditions for the goods that they produce.
You will be able to buy from our stall after services on a Sunday or at the coffee fellowship on Wednesday mornings.
Do come and see the lovely range we have on offer.
Droitwich Spa Fairtrade group first met in June 2005, to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status, which was achieved in June 2007 . We are supported by the Town Council and Wychavon District Council . Our small, friendly group, hold committee meetings four times a year, engaging in the towns activities and lobbying shops, cafes, and restaurants to stock products with the Fairtrade mark . We work closely with Transitional towns at events and would welcome new members to join our group . http://www.droitwichspafairtrade.org.uk/ .
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