04 Apr

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

What a great time Sudbury had this year.

Tudor Primary school had a wonderful Fairtrade afternoon “breakfast” on Friday 11th March. Fairtrade banana muffins were baked by the children. The school Fairtrade committee helped to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee refreshments to mums, dads, brothers and sisters after school.

On Saturday,12th March, Patrick Kaberia Muthaura, a tea farmer from Kenya came to Sudbury. The hall at St John’s Methodist Church had over 50 people present.

Patrick explained how Fairtrade helps the community. He was a wonderful communicator and so enthusiastic about Fairtrade. His message was “Buy more Fairtrade”!

17 Nov

Felixstowe AGM 6.11.15.

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?

31 Mar

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 – Photo Gallery


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

28 Feb

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 – 23rd February to 8th March

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!!!

04 Jan

Christmas Tree Festival 2014

The Christmas Tree Festival 2014 in St Peter’s (92 trees on display this year!!)was again a great success with our Fairtrade tree bright and cheerful with a clear message supporting Fairtrade in Sudbury. Well done to the Rotary organisers and to the Fairtrade volunteers who decorated our tree.Christmas tree 2014Christmas tree 2014 (2)

05 Nov

17th November 2014 – Steering Group Meeting – All welcome

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







12 Jun

Sudbury Fairtrade Fun Fete 12th June 2014

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!

Thank you to all the bakers of buns and cakes and to those who are not part of our regular crew who joined in.