Fairtrade Fortnight Events
Sackville – Tina and Mike were hoping
to run Fairtrade stalls the first week of FF. Lessons.
Fairtrade Day on Friday 10 March
with lesson plans, Assemblies and stall. Hoping the Mayor would come. Outreach sessions
with local schools would take place in the Summer term.
St Peter’s – Fairtrade day on Thursday 9 March. Mayor booked. Fairtrade
breakfast at 8am followed by Assembly, Workshops with Years 5/6, and a Fairtrade stall after school. Barney Smyth from FF would be coming to help and would then go on to Lingfield Notre Dame Junior School.
St Mary’s – Anne encouraging
the new Headteacher to get involved.
Others – Sue to follow up The Meads with Rhona Perry, Blackwell School and Crawley Down.
All churches would be flying Fairtrade banners
and using bidding prayers at services.
St Mary’s – Fairtrade Breakfast on Sunday 5 March.
St Swithun’s Fairtrade Bake Off on Mon 20th Feb, 11am – 3pm in the Church Hall. This will be for school Years 6 – 10. Limited places as it involves
baking so will offer it first to St S’s youngsters then open it up to others if room. Fairtrade coffee morning plus stall Saturday 4 March, St Peter’s Fairtrade Coffee morning on Sunday 5 March.
Women’s World Day of Prayer –
Friday 3 March 10.30 and 8pm at OLSP. Service prepared by the women of the Philippines. Fairtrade refreshments and stall.
Soroptomists – Fairtrade evening on Wednesday 1 March at East Court
8-10pm. A talk on India with Moyna Bridge followed by Eco and Fairtrade School update
by Sue about St Peter’s, and by Imberhorne if they wish to come along. Sue to do “food stall”, Moyna crafts and gifts, and Chris and Margaret, Fairtrade wine.
Greggs – made contact
with local store Manager who was keen but not able yet to get commitment from Area Manager.
Causton Coffee day –date to be decided.
Hoathley Cubs – Sue to attend and do a Fairtrade Workshop on Wed 9 February.
Ditto Ist EG Cubs on Tuesday 8 March.
Hoathley Lunch Club – Sue had been to St Margaret’s
lunch club to give a talk about Fairtrade.
Waitrose Green Token Scheme – applied
EG Library - exhibition booked for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Fairtrade West Sussex AGM with Guest speaker,
Greg Valerio MBE at 7pm on Thursday 9 March in Pulborough Village Hall. Raffle and Fairtrade stalls.
East Grinstead is a Fairtrade Town, one of 500 towns, boroughs
and villages, in the UK recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation.
- better prices, decent working
conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
- local communities supporting global communities by increasing understanding of how
small actions add up to make a big difference to the lives of people thousands of miles away.
By buying Fairtrade products
in East Grinstead and supporting our activities you can bring about positive change and make a difference. Being a Fairtrade town boosts civic pride and offers
an opportunity to act and celebrate together.
Fairtrade East Grinstead, founded in 2005 as
an East Grinstead Town Council initiative, has always operated independently. East Grinstead is recognised as a Fairtrade
Town, a status conferred by the Fairtrade Foundation and which we hope will continue, assisted by our own activities. Our
purpose is to raise local awareness of Fairtrade labelled products, encourage local shops, schools & businesses to sell
these and/or to stock them for their own use and to represent the Fair Trade movement through local town fairs, and other
community events. A good opportunity to showcase this is during the annual Fairtrade Fortnight each February – in 2013
this will be from 25 February to 10 March.
To become a Fairtrade Town
5 Goals must be met
Council supporting Fairtrade
2. A range of Fairtrade products being available in retail outlets
workplaces and community organisations supporting Fairtrade
4. Media coverage and events to raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade
of a local Fairtrade Steering Group to ensure the Fairtrade Town Campaign continues to develop and gain new support.
What is the Fairtrade Mark
So, what is Fairtrade and how does it differ
from other ethical labels? Well, the Fairtrade Mark remains unique. While other schemes aim to ‘protect the environment’,
Fairtrade’s focus is on helping third farmers and workers in the developing world improve the quality of their lives
and take more control over their futures. It gives them stability of prices for their goods, which can fluctuate enormously
on the world market, making life uncertain and often precarious. Fairtrade is the only certification
scheme whose purpose is to tackle poverty and empower producers in developing countries. This delivers unique benefits to
producers, businesses and consumers.
For most Fairtrade products, buyers must pay at least the Fairtrade minimum price
or the market price if higher. Also, producer organisations are always paid a Fairtrade social premium, a mandatory amount
above the cost of the goods. Local farmers and producers decide how to spend this, agreed democratically
within local communities for their benefit, not for company owners. Often invested in farm
improvements, processing facilities and schools and medical centres; these can change whole communities.
you can buy Fairtrade products in East rinstead?
Sainsburys, Waitrose and
Cooperative Stores in Forest Row and Lingfield
Other retail outlets
Boots, Holland & Barrett
Greggs – coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar
New York – Fairtrade tea
Welcome Café Trinity Methodist Church
Fairtrade Fortnight 25 February
– 10 March
Going Further for Fairtrade in 2013:
Local Events Fairtrade
EG is one of three recipients of Waitrose’s Community Matters Green Token Scheme to raise money to promote Fairtrade
goods and activities.
Imberhorne School will be selling Fairtrade chocolate throughout
the two weeks at both lower and upper school. At lower school, all year groups do two lessons about Fairtrade - Fairtrade
bananas (Y7), Fairtrade footballs (Y8), and Fairtrade chocolate (Y9).
The Committee are also doing assemblies
to Y7, 8 & 9 the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the Fortnight.
Sackville School – Fairtrade games for Year 7 (200 students)and Cake Bake for Year 8.
St Mary’s CE Church will be launched as a Fairtrade
School – Fairtrade Assemblies, lessons and attendance at Fairtrade afternoon with Deanery schools in Crawley Greggs the café and food outlet is holding
a fun day.
EG Wine Circle
are holding a Fairtrade Wine Tasting event. Thanks to Waitrose for supplying the Wine Expert.
in East Grinstead Library Launch of
Fairtrade EG website: www.fairtrade-eg.co.uk
Fairtrade Coffee morning on Friday
1st March at 10.30 - 12.30 at Knights Farm, Crowhurst
Road, Lingfield RH7 6DA (also raising money for The Tadpoles.
Supporters in East Grinstead
- East Grinstead Town Council
- Churches Together in East Grinstead
- Soroptimists International
- Schools Imberhorne Secondary School
Catholic Primary School
since July 2012)
- Churches Moat United Reformed Church
Lady and St Peter’s Catholic Church
Mary the Virgin CE Church
John’s Church, Felbridge
Trinity Methodist Church
I can support Fairtrade at home and at work?
- Choose Fairtrade products when you are shopping,
such as Fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, cotton, flowers, wine, honey, bananas, cashew nuts, peanuts.
- Fill vending machines with Fairtrade products
- Provide Fairtrade products in the canteen
- Arrange a petition to persuade your company to offer Fairtrade foods
- Organise a poster or display for Fairtrade in the kitchen where
you work and include an article promoting Fairtrade in your firm/organisation’s magazine
- Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the benefits that buying Fairtrade
Jacqueline Beckford Councillor, East Grinstead Town
& Mike Causton Fairtraders
East Grinstead Justice and Peace Group
Head of Science, Imberhorne School
Valerie & Peter Russell Fairtraders
Head, Transition, Sackville School
Margaret & Chris Vasey Fairtraders
information from Sue Joy, Convenor, Fairtrade East Grinstead.
Email: SusanJoy471@hotmail.com Tel: 01342 315440