On the first Sunday of every month we set up a stall selling Traidcraft goods. This is available in the Christchurch Cafe following both the 9:00am and the 10:45 Services.
We stock a good range of items – from kitchen rolls and rubber gloves to lots of different chocolates and biscuits – and are happy to respond to customers’ specific requests.
Our mission is to encourage people to buy fairtrade goods wherever they can, especially in supermarkets, to sustain demand and ensure that these products are available for a growing number of shoppers because ….
….. buying fairtrade really does make a difference to the lives of producers and their communities.
Of course, our Christchurch Cafe sells fairtrade tea and coffee, and we are a registered Fairtrade Church (and Ilkley is a Fairtrade town).
For more information contact Judith and John Bray via the Church Office.
TRAIDCRAFT “MAKE IT FAIR” CAMPAIGN
We know we are a great tea-drinking nation but only 10% of the tea currently sold in Britain is Fairtrade. The Fairtrade Foundation would like this to increase to 50% by 2012 so that the lives of millions of tea farming families can be changed. Booklets of pre-printed postcards to send to the main producers encouraging them to use Fairtrade tea are available both from us and in the foyer. Completed cards can be placed in the appropriate box in the foyer to be dispatched in bulk to save postage. Thousands of cards have already been sent by supporters of this campaign but the momentum needs to be maintained. Now is the time for us to do our bit.
Make It happen
Fairtrade is making a massive difference to over 7.5 million people. Fairtrade sales in Britain in 2007 went up by 70% from the previous year, and again by 43% in 2008.
This is set to rise dramatically when Cadbury's Dairy Milk becomes Fairtrade in the early Autumn, as they sell over 300 million bars in Britain each year.