Two members of the Sudbury Fairtrade group attended the AGM at Felixstowe.
Also there was Rachael Sweet from the Fairtrade Foundation. She explained about the Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 visit of a tea farmer from Kenya. Hopefully he will visit Sudbury.
Rachel talked about the focus of next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, the BIG Fairtrade breakfast.
It was good to meet other Fairtrade folk from across Suffolk: Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. Perhaps we could have a Suffolk Fairtrade website?
Photo 1 – A new Fairtrade certificate to celebrate the new kitchen facilities which have been inaugurated this month at St Gregory’s Church. A great variety of Fairtrade products continue to be on offer: coffee,tea, chocolate etc…
Photo 2 – A great display “Fairtrade round the world” created by the children at the Library Craft Children Workshop.
Photo 3 – The Fairtrade Fortnight Display in good position in the Library
23rd Feb – John Boardman spoke about Fairtrade to the members of Top Time at the Sudbury Library
A Fortnight Fairtrade Display has been installed in a prominent place in the Library for the duration.
1st and 8th March: the Sunday Morning Craft Session for children is organised with the theme of Fairtrade Tea/Chocolate/Sugar.
The new Sudbury FT Town directory is under way with the participation of all Sudbury FT members.
7th March: Sudbury on Show. a Fairtrade stand will be on show in St Peter’s .
Tudor Primary School are having a poster competition.
5th March : Tudor Primary School are having a Fairtrade Cafe for parents and visitors
Thanks to all for their efforts to make Sudbury Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 a success!!!
Our next meeting will take place as usual at 7.30 pm at 24 Waldingfield Road – Sudbury
We will finalise plans for the 2015 Fairtrade Fortnight Actions – 23rd February to 8 March
For details about National Campaign, go to the National Fairtrade Foundation website
The November Steering Group meeting will take place on the 17th November at 7.30pm at 24 Waldingfield Road.
Anyone interested is welcome to join in. For more info, please use the contact email address on the home page.
- Christmas Tree Festival 10th – 13th december
- Action plan for 2015/2016
- Fairtrade Fortnight 23rd February-8th March 2015
The After School Fairtrade Fun Fete took place in St Peter’s the 12th June and attracted enthusiastic children (and parents) from the area. They enjoyed the bouncy castle and various traditional games.
St Peter’s was buzzing with activity; children throwing hoops over a Fairtrade pineapple, playing the Fairtrade one arm bandit, , creating friendship bracelets, drinking refreshments, and more besides!
As usual the bouncy castle was a great success with children happy to let off steam after school!
Thanks to all volunteers for a successful Fairtrade Fortnight 2014!
“Make bananas fair” was the theme .
- at Kettle & Fish, in St Peters, 27th Feb and 6th Mar (Market days)
- at the children craft workshops, 9th March, at the Sudbury Library
- in Sudbury schools, where Assemblies on the theme “Make bananas fair” took place
- on Sudbury streets, where we gave away FT bananas in North Street on the 8th March, kindly donated by Waitrose