Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
Last updated at 00:20, Thursday, 05 December 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org New members most welcome
Brampton Fairtrade News
- 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.
- BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE GROUP EVENT
THANK YOU for supporting our AGM on Friday 18th October At Brampton Community Centre
For Cheese and Wine at 7.00pm, and An illustrated talk at 7.30pm. ‘Investing to transform communities across the world’ Followed by Brampton Fairtrade Group AGM Speaker : Kerrey Baker : Marketing and Relationship Manager of SHARED INTEREST, The World’s only 100% Fairtrade Lender.
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2014
24 February – 9 March 2014
Event details Coming soon....
- BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE AND LOCAL RECIPE BOOK
If you would like to buy a Brampton Fairtrade and Local Recipe Book, please contact:
Kate Allan Tel 016977 3111 email@example.com
- FAIRTRADE SOCIAL NETWORKING
For Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
Support the Brampton Fairtrade Town Group Facebook group
Click the following link www.facebook.com/pages/Brampton-Fairtrade-Town-Group/177003995667977
THE FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION
Follow Fairtrade on TWITTER
Become a fan on FACEBOOK
Fairtrade News & Products
Spotted any new Fairtrade products in the Shops? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2014
24 February – 9 March 2014
Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 will mark the launch of an exciting new stage of the Make Food Fair campaign that aims 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. It's a campaign to Abolish the Unfair Banana and will take all of us acting together, online and in our communities to achieve success.
- 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.
- NESPRESSO AND FAIRTRADE JOIN FORCES
George Clooney launches Nespresso's partnership with Fairtrade International CEO Harriet Lamb - a commitment that will see 7,000 smallholder coffee farmers in Caldas, Colombia enjoy the benefits of Fairtrade.
To read more visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/press_office/press_releases_and_statements/july_2013/fairtrade_international_and_nespresso_announce_partnership.aspx
- FT PRODUCT - SAFFRON
You can now buy Fairtrade Saffron from Steenbergs. This is a UK first.
Find it at www.steenbergs.co.uk/product/1871/fairtrade-saffron-05g//108
- MAKE FOOD FAIR
Despite producing about 70% of the world’s food, over half of the world’s hungry people are smallholder farmers themselves who struggle to earn a decent livelihood from their crops.
Starting in Fairtrade Fortnight 2013, we launched a major new campaign, Make Food Fair, to tackle the injustices in our broken food system.
The first target for the campaign will be government, who can bring about greater international commitment to give smallholder farmers a voice and ensure they can earn a decent livelihood from the crops they grow.
Please support the campaign today by signing the petition at fairtrade.org.uk/gofurther.
- TAKE A STEP
Everytime you support Fairtrade add your step at http://step.fairtrade.org.uk/
From buying Fairtrade products to supporting an event - every step counts.
The Fairtrade Foundation are aiming to get 1.5 Million steps this year so please support them by adding your step,
- WHICH CHOCOLATE BARS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BE FAIRTRADE NEXT?
Vote for your favourite at www.makeitfairtrade.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.
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/
The Baylis & Harding range of hand lotion, hand wash, body butter, body wash & body scrub carry the Fairtrade mark.
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 email@example.com
- KIT KAT TWO FINGER CHOCOLATE BARS FAIRTRADE
Nestlé UK & Ireland extended their Fairtrade certification of Kit Kat from January 2013 to the 2-finger bars which now carries the FAIRTRADE Mark, in a move that will double the company’s purchases of Fairtrade certified cocoa, and its impact for producers.
- 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...
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR:
BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS
25th February to 10th March 2013
COFFEE MORNING and special launch of our Brampton Fairtrade and Local Recipe Book on Saturday 23rd February
Fairtrade Refreshments, Cake Stall, Raffle, Traidcraft stall and more. FAIRTRADE LUNCH Tuesday 5 March at the Community Centre Cafe
LOCAL AND FAIR EVENING, WITH SPEAKER
Friday 23rd November. This was our 'Local and Fair' evening at Brampton Community Centre, with MP Rory Stewart as guest speaker.
COFFEE MORNING Saturday 6 October in the Moot Hall, Brampton
Thank you for coming, baking, donations of raffle prizes and buying from Traidcraft.
BRAMPTON EVENTS FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2012
Brampton Fairtrade COFFEE MORNING
This was on Saturday 25 February in the Moot Hall.
Brampton Fairtrade LUNCH
This was on Tuesday 28 February at the Community Centre
Brampton FAIRTRADE AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW
This was on Friday 9 March at William Howard School.
FAIRTRADE REFRESHMENTS AT THE BRAMPTON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
This was on Friday 25 Nov in the Moot Hall, Brampton
BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE TOWN GROUP AGM
Friday 7th October 2011 At Brampton Community Centre
FAIRTRADE AT BRAMPTON HARVEST MARKET
Thanks to everyone who supported the Fairtrade/Traidcraft at the Brampton Harvest Market on 24 September.
MOSAIC AT BRAMPTON CO-OP
Brampton Fairtrade Town Group and children from Gilsland School presented a Mosaic made by the children celebrating Fairtrade to Brampton Co-op.
THE LOCAL SCHOOLS FAIRTRADE FARMERS MARKET
Local Primary Schools held a Fairtrade Farmers Market with items made by the children, including arts & crafts, plants and cakes. Fairtrade refreshments served by the children, including items baked by children in the Schools. Involving a consortium of small schools - Irthington, Lanercost, Lees Hill, Hallbankgate, Great Corby and Gilsland.
BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS 2011
Fairtrade & Vintage Fashion Show, Coffee Morning, Lunch and ‘Talk and Tasting’ by Cream o’ Galloway FT Ice-Cream
- 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.
- BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE TEAROOM - NOW OPEN
Rambling Rose Tearooms at Walton
Open daily 10am to dusk
Roast Sunday Lunches available.
Booking advisable on 016977 41926
- FAIRTRADE CAFE ON HADRIAN'S WALL
On an organic farm near Birdoswald Fort, you will find the Scypen café.And in the cafe you will find the cook, preparing fresh, handmade food with genuine love and care. And in the food you will find nothing but the best organic, locally produced and fairtrade ingredients.
And that’s why it tastes so good. Try a fresh brunch, lunch or tea at the Scypen and find out for yourself.
OPENING HOURS 10.30am–5pm Thursday – Monday [closed Tuesday and Wednesday]
WHERE TO FIND US Slackhouse Organic Farm, Gilsland, CA8 7DB. HOW TO FIND OUT MORE Call 016977 47351
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
New members most welcome. Contact Kate (details above) for more details.
First published at 13:50, Friday, 07 June 2013
Published by http://www.bramptonlocal.co.uk
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