This very welcome news was announced during Fairtrade Fortnight 2018….
Many thanks to Michelle Champion and her teams for their year-round support and especially for this promotion of Fairtrade Fortnight in Town.
Many thanks to Sue and her Caritas team for using Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar every time.
St John’s Church Monday Afternoon Group celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 –
Everyone was given a copy of the Fair Trade Covenant, also copies of recipes for Fairtrade Chocolate Sponge and Chocolate Brownies.
A good turnout and we also showed various Fair Trade films and the Fair Trade song, which everyone sang along to and was fun!
Many complimentary comments received, including:
“We really enjoyed the Quiz last night and were very impressed with the meal and the atmosphere of the whole evening.”
Fairtrade Guernsey Quiz
2018 Raffle Prizes.
Some super prizes kindly donated, including the following:
Voucher from The Lavender Rooms Salon
£25.00 voucher from Mint
Family Cinema Voucher from Beau Sejour
£100 meal voucher for Da Nello from Artex Guernsey
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 2 smaller prints
A luxury M&S Fairtrade food hamper from M&S
A £10.00 voucher from Forest Stores
£30 Marks & Spencer Gift Card from Lovell Ozanne and Partners
Box of Divine Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Thins from Hansa
A luxury Fairtrade Hamper from KPMG
3 x DVD set – The Occupation from The Occupation Museum
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 1 large print
Fairtrade Meal Voucher for two from Les Rocquettes Hotel
Fairtrade Easter egg from Fairtrade Guernsey
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 1 medium size print
Ladies purse from a supporter
Box of chocolates from a supporter
Box of chocolates from a supporter
Our thanks to –
all donors for their generous support and for all who buy tickets for the raffle
Sean McManus and his Quiz Team
St. Martin’s Community Centre
……. and the many Fairtrade cake makers!
Special thanks to our supporters throughout the year and for donating food and drink for the evening –
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society
Fiona Richmond (Chutney)
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group.
…………and don’t just go for Fairtrade bananas this Fairtrade Fortnight. Challenge yourself to seek out more new Fairtrade products at your favourite stores and shops…..
“FAIRTRADE—MEN’S BIG BREAKFAST 50”
Saturday 24 February, 8.30 a.m. @ Les Cotils.
Mon 26 Feb 2018 “Come on in ….. and open more doors to Fairtrade”
7.30 p.m. Professor Kevin Bales CMG, an expert on modern day slavery, speaking at a special evening to launch Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 at Les Cotils.
Free admission, but you are requested to reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Rocquettes Hotel, Les Gravees, St Peter Port offering a “Special Fairtrade Menu” for the Fortnight.
Sat 3 March
Fairtrade Guernsey Fundraising Quiz. 7.00 p.m. at St Martin’s Community Centre
Fri 9 March
Fairtrade visitors arrive. Mahyana Sari, the visiting producer is the secretary of the Arinagata Cooperative, who produce coffee in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Fairtrade Fortnight is an action-packed highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Monday 26 February – Sunday 11 March
‘For hundreds of years, we were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade, we are entrepreneurs’
Marcial Quintero, member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama.
It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation.
Yet across the globe, Marcial and hard-working producers like him are unravelling this legacy. They’re fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities.
Together we’re stronger, and more people choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade in the UK means more power to producers like Marcial to break the stranglehold of poverty prices.
There’s never been a more important time to stand with producers through Fairtrade – to protect the progress you’ve achieved alongside them, and to welcome more people – supporters, producers, businesses – into Fairtrade.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, stand with farmers like Marcial to close the door on exploitation, and welcome more people into Fairtrade.
‘Before joining Fairtrade we didn’t see any benefits, development or profit. The price we received per box wasn’t enough to cover our costs – and for 17 years it didn’t change. Since starting with Fairtrade, it’s made a mega-revolution in our lives.’ Marcial Quintero, Coobana