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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Brampton Fairtrade Town Group

News & Events

 

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

  • FAIRTRADE COFFEE MORNING
    Saturday 30th August 9.30 am to 11.30 am
    In the Moot Hall.
    Fairtrade cakes, raffle and refreshments.
    Traidcraft Stall.
     
  • TRAIDRCAFT AND TEARCRAFT TALK
    Founder of Christian Fair Trade Organisations—Traidcraft and Tearcraft– Richard Adams OBE will talk about his life, work and Christian faith at a Men’s Breakfast at Carlisle Golf Club on Saturday 6th. September at 8.30 am. — 10.00 am. Price for full English breakfast and talk is £8.00. Caterers would like to know the numbers by Wednesday 3rd. September. To book contact Nigel Holmes at nigel@gtcorby.plus.com or 01228 560617 by Wed. 3rd. Sept.
     
  • 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

  • DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
    Brampton Fairtrade Town Group AGM is fixed for Thursday 6th November - more details tbc
     
  • 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
     
  • BRAMPTON FAIRTRADE CAFES/TEAROOMS
    Using Fairtrade Ingredients
    *Scypen café
    - Hadrian's Wall, nr Birdoswald Fort, Slackhouse Organic Farm, Gilsland 016977 47351
    *Brambles Bistro
    , Main Street, Brampton
    *Bite Cafe on the Beck
    , at New MillsTrout fishing Park, just off A69. Closed Mon/Tues
    *Walton Tearoom
    - In the Old Reading Room, Walton.

  • 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
 

  • 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.
     
  • *NEW* 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.
     
  • 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
     
  • FIRST FAIRTRADE COFFEE POD
    The first Fairtrade Pod that is compatible with Nespresso machines is available from www.bigcuplittlecup.com
     
  • 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.
    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/
    Debenhams
    The Baylis & Harding range of hand lotion, hand wash, body butter, body wash & body scrub carry the Fairtrade mark.
    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
     
  • 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.

 

Brampton Fairtrade (Archive)

  • 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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