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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Brampton Fairtrade Town Group

News & Events...Act now Fairtrade Bananas

 

If you would like to be informed about special Fairtrade events in Brampton or
if you would like to know more about joining the Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
Please contact the group's Co-ordinator, Kate Allan Tel 016977 3111 cmallan4@hotmail.co.uk   New members most welcome

 

Brampton Fairtrade News

  • THANK YOU for supporting
    Brampton Fairtrade Town Group evening at Brampton Community Centre
    Thursday 6th November 2014
    'Educating for a Fairer World'
    A presentation by Amy Boud and Katie Carr
    of Cumbria Development Education Centre
    Wine & Cheese
    Traidcraft Stall with Food and Gifts
    and our Brampton Fairtrade Town Group AGM
     
  • LETTER FROM KATE
    Dear All,
    Brampton Fairtrade Town Group would like to thank you for all your past support.
    We would not have become a Fairtrade Town and remained one for 10 years without you.
    We now need to ask you to help us with our 10 year celebrations.
    Fairtrade Fortnight is Monday 23rd Feb - Sunday 8th March 2015.
    We are already planning events including a Fashion Show, Lunch and Coffee Tasting Coffee morning.
    We also plan to launch a new Fairtrade Town Directory.
    We are a small committee and all these events will need helpers. If you can offer some time we would like to hear from you.
    Dates will be confirmed asap. If you would like to join our committee to assist in planning even better.
    Thanks, Kate
    Co- ordinator
    Kate Allan Tel 016977 3111 cmallan4@hotmail.co.uk
  • BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE CAFES/TEAROOMS - UPDATED
    Using Fairtrade Ingredients
    The Samson Inn at Gilsland
    The Boat House, Talkin Tarn
    Oakbank Coffee Cabin , Oak bank gardens, Longtown Road.
    The Howard Arms Hotel.The Enchanted Teapot, High Cross Street
    Off the Wall cafe, Front Street

  • FAIRTRADE SCHOOLS
    We are looking to encourage more schools in the local area to become Fairtrade.
    Contact Kate Allan Tel 016977 3111 for more details.

Fairtrade News & Products

Spotted any new Fairtrade products in the Shops? Email me at bramptonfairtrade@googlemail.com
 

  • MAKE TESCO & ASDA BANANAS FAIRTRADE - ACT NOW
    CLICK HERE bananas.fairtrade.org.uk/
    We need you to call on Asda and Tesco to protect the poorest farmers and workers from the UK’s banana price wars by going Fairtrade. Over the past 10 years, the price supermarkets charge for our loose bananas has halved, whilst the cost of producing them has doubled, leaving many banana farmers and workers caught below the poverty line and facing tough everyday decisions that no-one should have to make – like the choice between feeding their families, paying for medicine or sending their children to school.
    Asda and Tesco are two of the biggest bananas sellers in the UK and major players in these price wars.
    Send a message now and ask them to give assurance that their pricing strategies aren’t damaging farmers and workers by turning their bananas Fairtrade. 
    Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and The Co-operative have already acted to give their customers confidence– 100% of their bananas are Fairtrade certified. Yet Asda and Tesco still lag a long way behind. Less than 10% of their bananas carry the FAIRTRADE Mark – the best independent assurance that those who produced them were protected from the pressure of low prices.
    We need to know that farmers and workers aren't paying the price for our cheap bananas.
    Asda and Tesco are negotiating their banana contracts right now so it’s important to act quickly.
    Send your message now.
    Thank you, Jonathan Smith
    Head of Campaigns, Fairtrade Foundation
     
  • THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2014
    24 February – 9 March 2014
    Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 will marked the launch of an exciting new stage of the Make Food Fair campaign that aimed to transform the banana industry and ensure those at the sharp end of the supply chain, the millions of struggling banana farmers and workers, get a fair deal. Campaigning to Abolish the Unfair Banana and there is still time to support this online and in our communities to achieve success.
     
  • TRAIDCRAFT COOK BOOK
    Bake a Difference is the new cookbook from Traidcraft - available from www.traidcraftshop.co.uk
     
  • MORE FAIRTRADE CHOCOLATEY GOODNESS
    Marks and Spencer have just launched a range of 12 new Fairtrade Chocolate bars - on sale in all M&S food stores now.
     
  • FIRST FAIRTRADE COFFEE POD
    The first Fairtrade Pod that is compatible with Nespresso machines is available from www.bigcuplittlecup.com
     
  • DONT FORGET TO SUPPORT FAIRTRADE ON THE HIGH STREET
    There is a huge range of Fairtrade products that you can buy on the High Street:
    Carlisle One World Shop
    Conveniently situated in Carlisle city centre at 1 Lowthian's Lane, English Street, Carlisle, CA3 8JR. In three rooms, you can browse a wide range of Fairtrade and Fairly Traded products that don't cost the earth. Customers are drawn to our shop because of the unique quality that comes from products individually made from sustainable & often recycled materials. And there is a story behind every product - a story of changed lives!
    Our middle room is now fully set up for counselling or small meetings to take place for the very reasonable charge/donation of £5 per session/£20 for a half day. Please get in touch to see how we can meet your needs and do spread the word.
    Boots
    Extracts is range of Fairtrade body butters, body lotions, body scrubs and gift bags that are available from Boots High Street stores. www.boots.com/en/Boots-Extracts-Fairtrade/
    Supermarkets
    It is also worth looking for the Fairtrade mark on items the next time you are at the Supermarket.
    You should be able to buy ranges of Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Fruit, Nuts, Spreads, Cooking Ingredients and Chocolate all with the Fairtrade mark on. But remember if you don't buy it, they won't stock it!
    Fairtrade Cotton Bags for Life at Tesco £2.50
    Don't forget to spread the word about any Fairtrade products you find on the High Street - email me at bramptonfairtrade@googlemail.com 

 

Brampton Fairtrade (Archive)

  • BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE STATUS RENEWED
    I have today received a letter from the Fairtrade Foundation....with many congratulations for our group.
    A big thank you to everyone in the group, and all our supporters.
    We were praised for involving so many sectors of the community, schools, churches, bed and breakfasts, cafes, shops, businesses etc. We were congratulated on our variety of events, our energy and creativity, good publicity..... and lots more.
    Well done everyone. Kate
     
  • FAIRTRADE SCHOOL - CONGRATULATIONS TO IRTHINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
    Teacher Fiona Sweetman reported that the school has attained Fairtrade School status, which is wonderful news. A huge "Thank You" to Fiona for all the hard work she and the school have put into their bid. Kate
     
  • THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR EVENTS...
    BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE GROUP EVENT
    THANK YOU for supporting our:
    Fairtrade Fortnight Events 2014
    Saturday 22nd February - Coffee Morning
    Tuesday 4th March - Fairtrade Lunch
    Friday 7 March - Irthington School Coffee Afternoon
     
  • CARLISLE FT FACEBOOK PAGE - For Carlisle One World Centre
    Join at www.facebook.com/pages/Carlisle-One-World-Centre/230112817049068
    and you'll be able to get all their updates and news.
     
  • CHRISTINE'S HENS ARE HELPING FAIRTRADE
    HEN owner and member of Brampton Fairtrade Town Group, Christine Lloyd keeps hens as a hobby and they provide more eggs than she can use. So she decided to sell the eggs and deposit the proceeds in an account with Shared Interest, a fairtrade lender based in Newcastle which lends money to projects overseas. “I put any money from the sale of the surplus eggs into the Shared Interest account to help producers in developing countries who may also be keeping hens and who would not have the opportunity to get loans. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world ,” said Christine. “I opened the Shared Interest account with £100 and top it up with the sale of the eggs. I don’t make a great deal of money from the eggs, but it makes me realise that if this was the only way I had of making a living then I wouldn’t be able to afford the luxuries in life we all take for granted. “ I know that while my money is with Shared Interest, it is being lent out time and time again to fairtrade projects in the developing world to help them grow their businesses and provide an income for their families and benefits to their communities,” said Christine. Patricia Alexander, managing director of Shared Interest said: “We rely on people like Christine to enable us to carry out our work and in the last 12 months we were able to lend £40m.” To learn more about Shared Interest Banking, visit www.shared-interest.com
     
  • BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE TOWN STATUS RENEWED
    "From taking a look through the renewal, I’m delighted to confirm that your Fairtrade Town status is renewed, and thank you for submitting such a comprehensive and engaging renewal. Clearly a great deal of energy and ideas have gone in to the Brampton Fairtrade Town campaign, and there have been many significant achievements. Congratulations, thank you and best wishes from the Fairtrade towns team!" Excerpt of an email from Adam Gardner (Fairtrade Campaigns Officer)
     
  • FACEBOOK PAGE for Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
    Join the Brampton Fairtrade Town Group FACEBOOK group
    Click the following link www.facebook.com/pages/Brampton-Fairtrade-Town-Group/177003995667977
  • FAIRTRADE FLOWER BED
    Have a look at the FAIRTRADE FLOWER BED at the SANDS, BRAMPTON
    Check out the Photographs in the Picture Gallery above. With Plaque next to the Flower Bed. 

For more information about Brampton Fairtrade Town Group and our Events or to join our Mailing List,
Please Contact: Kate Allan (Secretary) 016977 3111
or email cmallan4@hotmail.co.uk or bramptonfairtrade@googlemail.com
New members most welcome. Contact Kate (details above) for more details.


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