Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
Last updated at 21:42, Friday, 30 January 2015
10th Anniversary Events and Fairtrade Fortnight
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 email@example.com New members most welcome
Brampton Fairtrade News
- ANNIVERSARY EVENTS AND FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
This is our 10th Anniversary year, so we want to make it special, and hope that you can help us do this.
Saturday Feb 14th, 9.30am – 12noon:
Coffee Morning in the Moot Hall
This will include coffee tasting, a raffle, stalls for Fair Trade goods and for home baking, and at about 10.30 the launch of our new Fair Trade Directory of Brampton by Gordon Swindlehurst of Radio Cumbria.
We would like you to come for coffee and a chat and bring your friends and neighbours!
Tuesday March 3rd, 12.30pm:
Lunch in the Methodist Church Hall.
There will be a choice of meat or vegetarian main course, followed by a sweet, and all dishes will include fairly traded ingredients. The 10th Anniversary Birthday Cake will be shared.
Please contact either Kate Allan (tel. 3111) or Linda Johnson (tel. 3502) to book a place and select your main course by Tuesday February 24th. The cost of the lunch will be £5.00 each.
Friday March 6th, 6.30pm onwards:
Fashion Show at William Howard School
This will be run with the help of the Yr.12 Young Enterprise group, and will feature both a Fashion Show and stalls of Fair Trade and locally crafted clothes and accessories. Stalls will be open from 6.30pm and the catwalk show will be at 7.15pm. Fair Trade wine and Birdoswald cheese refreshments will be available. Entry is £3.50.
Share in making this 10th Anniversary a time to remember!
Thank you in anticipation of your support.
Hope to see you soon - Brampton Fair Trade Town Group.
- DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
AGM booked for 15.10.15
- 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 SOCIAL NETWORKING
For Brampton Fairtrade Town Group
Follow 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 @FairtradeUK
Become a fan on FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/fairtradefoundation
Fairtrade News & Products
Spotted any new Fairtrade products in the Shops? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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/
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!
Don't forget to spread the word about any Fairtrade products you find on the High Street - email me at email@example.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
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
and our Brampton Fairtrade Town Group AGM
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
New members most welcome. Contact Kate (details above) for more details.
First published at 21:47, Monday, 18 August 2014
Published by http://www.bramptonlocal.co.uk
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