a Look Back – Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (27th Feb-12th Mar)
Having the perfect cuppa or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the treats we enjoy during our breaks are struggling to make a living. However hard they work to provide the products we depend on, they still aren’t paid what they deserve.
2017’s event challenged people to try FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS AT THEIR BREAK TIME anything from chocolate bars and bananas to tea and coffee.
[jaw_highlight]Fair Ted’s Fairtrade Taster Stall[/jaw_highlight]
Wed 1st Mar & Fri 10th Mar 11am to 4pm at Mossley Co-op
- We had free Fairtrade tasters
- Everyone got a free Fairtrade tea-bag
- There were yummy Fairtrade chocolate samples
- We encouraged people to buy products to put Fairtrade in their break at home
[jaw_highlight]Fairtrade Community Big Brew[/jaw_highlight]
Thurs 2nd Mar at Mossley Methodist Church 10am to 1pm
- People dropped in for a Fairtrade Break
- We had a chat over a Fairtrade cuppa
- People choose a yummy Fairtrade cake
[jaw_highlight]Mossley Businesses & Schools’ Partnership[/jaw_highlight]
All five Mossley Primary schools were involved in Fairtrade Fortnight thanks to generous sponsorship from several Mossley businesses.
Pupils PUT FAIRTRADE IN THEIR BREAKS
- breakfast clubs
- snack times
- parents/carers coffee mornings
- cake baking sessions
During classes and assemblies children learnt about the farmers who produce our food and using Fairtrade products for baking sessions
Thanks to the business sponsors: Mossley Organic & Fine Foods, The Tax Shop, Tailored Technology, Anderton, Akbar & Procter, Salsa Beauty Rooms, Life’s a Beach, Pattisons, Broadbent & Co, Mossley Browser, Emmaus Mossley.
Children are great advocates for fairness and justice. Holding a FAIRTRADE BREAK at school is all about getting active to change the world for the better, while having fun and learning.
In Kenya’s coffee and tea-growing regions one in three people live in poverty, while tea pickers in Malawi earn less than £1.46 a day. This is not enough to provide decent food, education or healthcare for their families or invest in better farming.
Whether in the UK or in Malawi, no one deserves to be short-changed for a hard day’s work. When we reach for the cheapest products, we may be unconsciously feeding exploitation. We become part of the problem, but we can make a conscious choice to be part of the solution and support trade that is fair.
The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve. By buying Fairtrade products consumers can help farmers earn a viable income and an extra premium they can invest in vital community, business and environmental projects.
Fair Ted called on Mossley community to PUT FAIRTRADE IN THEIR BREAK. Join forces with the rest of the country to get a fair deal for disadvantaged farming communities.
Choose Fairtrade when you next shop and ask your local store to stock Fairtrade products. Join our Fairtrade break or organise your own – because farmers deserve sustainable incomes.