Our AGM on 24th March has been postponed in line with current advice on social distancing. A new date will be advertised once it is considered safe to meet. In the meantime we look forward to sharing some good news about Guernsey’s Fairtrade Island status. Watch this space and thanks again for your continued support.
Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group
on Tuesday 24th March from 7.30pm in the Writing Room at Moore’s Hotel.
2. Approval of the minutes of the last AGM on 5th March 2019
3. Presentation of Chairman’s report
4. Presentation of Treasurer’s report and approval of financial statements
5. Presentation and approval of new constitution
6. Election of Officers
Everyone interested in working to make our world a fairer place very welcome.
New range just in to supplement the long-standing offering from Fair Trade pioneer TRAIDCRAFT…
Thank you to Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service for bringing out its shiny new fire engine on a drizzly Sunday morning to put up our banner. Great job! #FairtradeFortnight starts tomorrow!
This Special Fairtrade Fortnight Menu is available at HIDEAWAY Patisserie & Brasserie.
Many thanks to Stephen and his team for arranging this.
Please do enjoy!
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 festivities happening across Britain, the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering
Group is organising a series of events for islanders to learn more about and celebrate the people who grow
and make the products we use every day – in particular, chocolate!
This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight tells the stories of the farmers behind the £4billion UK chocolate industry
who are, against the odds, becoming role models and successful businesswomen in their local
communities in West Africa.
Fairtrade’s She Deserves campaign highlights research on the cocoa sector in West Africa, where 60% of
the world’s cocoa is grown, revealing the average farmer lives on as little as 74p per day and despite
carrying out much of the farming needed to produce cocoa, women earn even less. This is well below the
extreme poverty line of $1.90 (about £1.40) per day. It isn’t enough to support the most basic needs such
as fresh water and food, education and healthcare. This Fairtrade Fortnight campaigners are sharing
stories far and wide so chocolate lovers know what is behind their bar to equip all of us to make choices
that can change cocoa farmers’ stories for the better.
Steering Group Meeting to be held on Thursday 16th January 2020, 7.45pm
at CAPELLES Community Centre (main church building close to Hautes Capelles School)