Africa comes to Shaftesbury in Fairtrade Fortnight
"Africa comes to Shaftesbury in Fairtrade Fortnight"
Fairtrade Fortnight, held every year, is from February 27th to March 12th this year, and we are being asked to consider sitting down to a Fairtrade break when we have our coffee and tea breaks, with perhaps a bar of Fairtrade chocolate or biscuits?
There are about 80 different Fairtrade teas and coffees, including decaffeinated, both loose teas and tea bags; beans, ground and instant coffee; drinking chocolate and cocoa, herbal teas in a variety of flavours. Surely we can find something to enjoy amongst them and know the producers are getting a fair deal.
Shaftesbury Fairtrade Group warmly invites you to come to our next event.
Fairtrade Tea Break
on Saturday March 11th 2.30-4.30
at the Quaker Meeting House
Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury
In addition to our usual Fairtrade tea, coffee with biscuits and/or cakes, we will be showing off some beautiful African crafts:
●Baskets from Bolgatanga, Ghana - orders will be taken at the event
●Crafts from Rwanda -in support of the Amakuru Trust a charity run by a local teacher, whose visit to the country included one of our young friends
●Beads from Uganda- where one of our daughters is working at the moment
●Possibly another stall selling crafts from Kenya & Malawi
+Home-made local pickles, the proceeds of which go to a South African Aids charity
+Traidcraft products from all over the world
+Palestinian produce with a display of pictures from Palestine.
Admission and refreshments are free but we are grateful to receive donations, which will be divided on this occasion between our group expenses and Traidcraft Exchange, a charity which supports producers in developing countries to improve their skills and so increase their earning power.
Arthur Simmonds, Chairman of the Fairtrade Group says, “Come to Africa at the Quaker Meeting House on Saturday 11th March 2.30-4.30 where in addition to our usual Fairtrade Tea, there will be lots of African Crafts for sale".