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Tackling Child Labour

Posted 26 Mar 2010 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Response to BBC’s Panorama Investigation – March 2010

Did you see BBC’s Panorama on 24th March, titled “Chocolate – The Bitter Truth”? The report was about child slave labour and Fairtrade was shown to be a way in which child labour could be eradicated through the stringent checks involved. Sadly, child labour had been found on one of the farms that Nestle source from for chocolate, raising concerns that even Fairtrade isn’t managing to prevent these practices. There are detailed responses on the FLO website and the Foundation’s:

(International) Fairtrade Labelling Organization’s response

(UK) Fairtrade Foundation’ response

Fairtrade Tea Dance on Sunday 7th March 2010

Posted 9 Feb 2010 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Come to our Fairtrade Tea Dance at Woodbridge Community Hall on Sunday 7th March, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Learn or show off your latin and ballroom dancing among friends. Tickets are £7 a pair (£5 for concessions) with first cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee free. Bring a partner and some change for the Fairtrade food stall! All ages welcome. For further details please call 01394 382589. This event is part of the national Fairtrade Fortnight.

Please help publicise this event by displaying our poster.

Fairtrade Fortnight 22nd February – 7th March 2010

Posted 5 Feb 2010 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Fairtrade Fortnight happens each year to promote Fairtrade in the UK. Fairtrade supporters will be encouraging others to make “The Big Swap” to Fairtrade products instead of their usual brands by holding special events, while hundreds of high street and online retailers will have special promotions on Fairtrade goods. For more details on the national scheme, go to the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.  We will be active in Woodbridge over the fortnight so please keep an eye out for us and Fairtrade promotions in many of our shops. If you would like to be involved, please call or email Marc Fowler; marc@fairtradeforwoodbridge.org.uk 01394 470473

Fairtrade Coffee Morning – Saturday 28th November 2009

Posted 16 Oct 2009 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Join us at St John’s Church, Woodbridge for our annual Fairtrade coffee morning. Held just in time for some excellent Christmas shopping, this is a fantastic place to pick up some fairly traded crafts, cards and food in a relaxed cafe style environment. There will be many stalls all round the church, with tables and chairs in the middle for enjoying a Fairtrade drink and homemade cake.

Doors open at 9.30am and things usually wind up around 12.00pm. We find these coffee mornings get busier towards the end so suggest coming early if you can!

Marc Fowler, October 2009
marc@fairtradeforwoodbridge.org.uk
01394 470473

Fairtrade Fortnight 2009

Posted 18 Jan 2009 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Fairtrade Fortnight happens every year in the UK. It is an opportunity to increase the awareness of Fairtrade in our cities, towns and villages in fun and exciting ways. There are all sorts of events being held nationally including a few things in Woodbridge.

Saturday 28th February
Special event at Poppy’s Pantry, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Special offers on Fairtrade products, childrens competitions and the chance to win a Fairtrade Hamper. Also local produce and information stalls. Poppy’s Pantry can be found at the Sidings, Wilford Bridge Road, Melton (between the traffic lights and railway station in Melton) Website

Saturday 7th March
Fairtrade Tasting at Snape Maltings
A chance to taste a variety of their Fairtrade products in “House & Garden” as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Snape Maltings is a few miles north of Woodbridge. Website

Throughout Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade For Woodbridge stall and colouring competition in Budgens
We will have a display at Budgens in the Turban Centre throughout Fairtrade Fortnight. This will mostly be unmanned but will provide details about Fairtrade and our achievements in Woodbridge. Budgens will also be holding a colouring competition for children to win an Easter Egg!

Special offers in local shops
Keep an eye out for special offers on Fairtrade products in some of our local shops between 23rd February and 8th March!