Café Olé – Saturday 7th May 2005

Posted 8 May 2005 by Marc Fowler in News

Saturday 7th May saw another Fairtrade Coffee morning in St John’s Church, Woodbridge. These are held twice a year: one in May called Café Olé, and another before Christmas called Café Noel. The purpose of these events is to give people a chance to come together and enjoy a relaxed café style atmosphere, whilst at the same time learning more about Fairtrade and seeing what sort of things are now available. As well as being able to enjoy home made cakes and a choice of Fairtrade tea or coffee, people were able to browse the stalls around the church and buy anything that tickled their fancy. There were stalls selling beautiful hand carved animals and other artwork, Traidcraft products including a variety of foodstuffs, drinks, snacks and cards, and Tearcraft handcrafted gifts, jewellery and artwork. Cardcraft was also there, selling Christian books, music, and a selection of fairly traded cards and stationary. Children were also catered for, with a créche area for the little ones, and face painting and hair braiding on offer from Revival, the youth congregation of St John’s Church, who are raising funds for a mission trip to Romania this August. We held our own stall as well, offering people information about Fairtrade and our campaign to make Woodbridge an official Fairtrade Town, as well as projecting an informative slideshow throughout.

The morning went very well, and a large number of people came along. As always though, there was plenty of cake left over, which went on sale at the end for people to take away! The next similar event at St John’s will be in late November or early December. We will advertise it on here as usual, and play a strong part in it.