Update from the chairman

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade fortnight 2017 ran from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March.  It was launched at a coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Walton by Felixstowe Mayor, Jan Garfield, at 10.30 am and was followed by a walk organised in co-operation with Felixstowe Walkers.

There was a youth event at the Level2 youth centre on Monday 6 March, organised in conjunction with Felixstowe’s Youth Forum, who also promoted a poster competition and display in the library.  Thanks to all who participated.

There was another coffee morning, incorporating a Fairtrade stall, at Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday 11 March.

Last year we received a visit, during Fairtrade Fortnight, from a Fairtrade tea farmer from Kenya, Patrick Kaberia Muthaura, who works for the Michimikuru Tea Company. We continue to keep in touch with Patrick and are following, with interest, his new project to develop a tea nursery on his small farm.  Patrick visited the UK again for Fairtrade Fortnight this year and made a flying visit to Felixstowe where he met Fairtrade supporters from Felixstowe, Ipswich and Framlingham.

Upcoming Events

We hope to have Fairtrade stalls at Felixstowe Carnival on 22 and 23 July, at the Culture Fair on 26 August and Art on the Prom on 3 September.  Do come along and support us if you can.

Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns (SAFT)

As well as Felixstowe, Patrick visited six other Fairtrade towns in Suffolk.  Arising from the tour these towns agreed to co-operate to promote Fairtrade across the county. In July last year SAFT was formed, following a meeting at Bradfield St George addressed by the Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation – Mike Gidney.  Another conference is being held this July, in Kessingland on 29 July.  If you are interested in attending please contact our secretary.

For more information on SAFT visit their website at: www.suffolkfairtrade.org.uk

Join our Team of Volunteers

If you support Fairtrade and would like to help in promoting it we are always on the lookout for volunteers. We would provide all necessary support and would not expect you to do more than you feel comfortable with. Contact us if you would like more information and we would be happy to discuss.  Even if you are not able to help we would welcome you as a member of the Forum.  Membership is free and by joining you can demonstrate your support for Fairtrade.

Please be assured, Fairtrade really does make a difference.

Regards,

Alan Muchal




Update from the chairman

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade fortnight 2017 ran from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March.  It was launched at a coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Walton by Felixstowe Mayor, Jan Garfield, at 10.30 am and was followed by a walk organised in co-operation with Felixstowe Walkers.

There was a youth event at the Level2 youth centre on Monday 6 March, organised in conjunction with Felixstowe’s Youth Forum, who also promoted a poster competition and display in the library.  Thanks to all who participated.

There was another coffee morning, incorporating a Fairtrade stall, at Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday 11 March.

Last year we received a visit, during Fairtrade Fortnight, from a Fairtrade tea farmer from Kenya, Patrick Kaberia Muthaura, who works for the Michimikuru Tea Company. We continue to keep in touch with Patrick and are following, with interest, his new project to develop a tea nursery on his small farm.  Patrick visited the UK again for Fairtrade Fortnight this year and made a flying visit to Felixstowe where he met Fairtrade supporters from Felixstowe, Ipswich and Framlingham.

Upcoming Events

We hope to have Fairtrade stalls at Felixstowe Carnival on 22 and 23 July, at the Culture Fair on 26 August and Art on the Prom on 3 September.  Do come along and support us if you can.

Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns (SAFT)

As well as Felixstowe, Patrick visited six other Fairtrade towns in Suffolk.  Arising from the tour these towns agreed to co-operate to promote Fairtrade across the county. In July last year SAFT was formed, following a meeting at Bradfield St George addressed by the Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation – Mike Gidney.  Another conference is being held this July, in Kessingland on 29 July.  If you are interested in attending please contact our secretary.

For more information on SAFT visit their website at: www.suffolkfairtrade.org.uk

Join our Team of Volunteers

If you support Fairtrade and would like to help in promoting it we are always on the lookout for volunteers. We would provide all necessary support and would not expect you to do more than you feel comfortable with. Contact us if you would like more information and we would be happy to discuss.  Even if you are not able to help we would welcome you as a member of the Forum.  Membership is free and by joining you can demonstrate your support for Fairtrade.

Please be assured, Fairtrade really does make a difference.

Regards,

Alan Muchal




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