St. Johns hosted a number of events for Fairtrade Fortnight last week. The event were extremely successful and we would like to thank all that came, helped, organised and took part.
First, the friendship lunch, where people enjoyed a lovely lunch and heard about Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, Fairtrade organisations, bananas, chocolate and how important social premium is to farmers. One of the presentations from the day explaining why Fairtrade is so important is attached below!
Next was the excellent Fairtrade Coffee Morning celebrating “Come on In” for Fairtrade fortnight. Lovely baking made from Fairtrade and Traidcraft ingredients, Divine chocolate tasting and also cake stall to raise funds for Fairtrade. Not forgetting our very own banana gram too!
Come along to the FAIRTRADE COFFEE MORNING, the theme this year is “Come on In” so why not? Although all our coffee mornings are Fairtrade, on March 7th there will be home baking and a cake stall too.
The Friendship lunch on March 6th will have a Fairtrade theme, with the delicious pudding, and also be part of the entertainment. Probably chocolate tasting too !
FAIRTRADE EASTER EGGS
FAIRTRADE EASTER EGGS are now available to order!
a “REAL EASTER EGG” with the story of Easter being told in a child friendly way.
Kone Ayuba is a member of the Coobadi co-operative in Ivory Coast, which supplies us with cocoa used in the Traidcraft chocolate range says “ When I harvest it allows me to feed my children, buy medicine, and have a house.
There is also a good range of different types and tastes of Easter Eggs from the farmer owned Divine Chocolate that you can see here.
The Easter Eggs are only for sale if ordered – The Church couldn’t buy to sell, however as always there are catalogues in Church that can be borrowed, with order forms. You can order direct, but if through the Church, they get 10% of the price of craft orders, and 5% of food orders. But importantly it is helping a producer work their way out of poverty, make a living with a fair wage, and is a benefit to their community.
For more about Fairtrade and it’s products
There is a Stockton Fairtrade facebook page: www.facebook.com/FairtradeStockton