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The Annual Fairtrade Guernsey Quiz – Date for your diary

Saturday 3 March 2018, @ St Martin’s Community Centre.

Advance bookings: Nicky Terry – 07781 190392 – email: info@fairtradeguernsey.com

Fairtrade Guernsey Fund Raising Quiz
Saturday 3 March 2018 @ 7 pm
Professor Shaw Hall, St.Martin’s Community Centre
£12 adults/£6 children under 12 Teams: Between 4 and 6 people.
Price includes: Ploughman’s platter/buffet, Fairtrade cakes, tea, coffee and a glass of Fairtrade wine/soft drink.
Plus FREE strip of tickets for the GRAND RAFFLE. Prizes: Top 3 teams
Bookings: Call Nicky Terry 07781 190392 or email info@fairtradeguernsey.com

 

 

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Thanks to you all for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 was a great success. Sincere thanks to everyone who played their part in helping to ensure that Fairtrade grows in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Shoppers, cake bakers, cake eaters, speakers, teachers, facility managers, States Deputies, media friends, shopkeepers, vicars, jewellers, cafe owners, hotels, restaurants, snack box users, church stall organisers, GeoBar eaters, coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, sweet sugar users, wedding planners, event organisers, tuck shop stockers………………………. THANK YOU…….and keep up the good work!

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Fairtrade Fortnight Finished. What next?

We hope you’ve enjoyed Fairtrade Fortnight and that if you’re not currently a regular supporter you might feel inspired to continue your support throughout the year.

Your support of farmers who toil, sweat and slog to provide us with the food on our tables has ensured that they receive a better deal, leading to a better and more stable income, helping them to break the cycle of poverty they are trapped in.

Here’s some ideas of how you can continue to support them……

Shop with the producer in mind
Make choosing Fairtrade part of your regular shopping. Look for the Fairtrade Mark and remember the benefits for the producer when you choose Fairtrade.

Spread the word
Take your Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, etc. into your workplace, school, church, club. Let your friends and colleagues see that you care and encourage them to do their bit too.

Make your office / workplace Fairtrade
Since the Bailiwick of Guernsey was awarded Fairtrade Island Status in 2006 over 250 local businesses, shops, cafes, restaurants, churches, hotels and clubs have registered their support with Fairtrade Guernsey.
Try and influence decisions to support Fairtrade by converting to Fairtrade refreshments. A minimum of 4 items is all that’s required and supply is easily arranged. We’ll add your organisation to our growing list, provide you with a colourful window sticker and certificate for you to proudly display….. and there’s no fee whatsoever, just a willingness to support.

(To register go to “GET INVOLVED” “Registration”)

Think Fairtrade
Fairtrade is more than just coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate, wine, etc. There’s nearly 5,000 different items carrying the Fairtrade Mark.
Think Fairtrade Gold for wedding and engagement rings.
Think Fairtrade wine for wedding receptions and celebrations.
Think Fairtrade for Easter eggs and Advent calendars.
Think Fairtrade dried fruit, chocolate, sugar, etc. for cake baking.
Think Fairtrade for stylish cotton clothing.
Think Fairtrade marmalade, fruit juice and jam for breakfast.
Think Fairtrade and be inspired……

Campaign for Fairtrade
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group is a small, hardworking, friendly team who meet 4/6 times a year to plan events to further raise the profile and support of Fairtrade in the Bailiwick……..and we’re always looking for keen people to join us. If you’d like to know more, contact the Secretary, Steve Mauger on 728064 or email: stevemauger@cwgsy.net.

Thank you for showing your support for Fairtrade.

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Choosing Fairtrade Tea means investment in social projects……

With Fairtrade, tea producers also receive the Fairtrade Premium of $0.50 for every kilo of tea sold. In 2015, tea farmers and estate workers earned more than $6.3m in Premiums, which they invested mainly in social projects, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Teresa Kurgat, 47, tea farmer who has directly benefited from a water tank project that now supplies piped water to her house. Her pipe also supports water access for a local primary school.

For example, Maheve Secondary School, 520 students, has benefited from the Fairtrade Premium from Kibena Tea Estate in Tanzania, which has built four classrooms, two laboratories, two staff quarters and two hostels that house 120 students.

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Diary of Events – Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 in the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March

DIARY OF EVENTS (To-date)

Sat 25 Feb Mens Breakfast @ Les Cotils, 8.45 a.m.
Mon 27 Feb to Sat 11 March Special Fair Trade Menu @ The Library Bar, Moore’s Hotel
Thurs 2 March Fairtrade Cookery Competition @ College of Further Education, sponsored by CO-OP                  Sun 5 March  Fairtrade stall @ Capelles Methodist Church 11.30 a.m.                                                                          Mon 6 to Fri 10 March BBC Radio Guernsey daily Guidelines
Thurs 9 March Capelles School baking and serving Fairtrade cakes @ Capelles Soup Bowl, 12.00 noon
Sat 11 March Fairtrade Quiz @ St Martins’ Community Centre, 7.00 p.m.                                                                      Sun 12 March  BBC Radio Guernsey Sunday Service

Mon 27 Feb to Sat 11 March Look out for special promotion of Fairtrade products at CO-OP stores            Fairtrade sales @ St Martin’s Parish Church        Regular Fairtrade sales @ St Paul’s Methodist Church, Sunday mornings.

If you’re holding an event please let us know and we will publicise it on this website.
And if you take pictures of your event, email them with a brief description and we will add them to our 2017 gallery.
info@fairtradeguernsey.com