Fairtrade Fortnight

As we reach the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight (28th Feb – 13 March) here are a few of the CAFOD/Fairtrade Fortnight activities that have taken place.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Sheila Lovell Senior Citizens Club

Fairtrade Tea Bags


The parish recently became the latest parish to Connect2 El Salvador and Joanna was invited to speak to the group about how Connect2 works.

Fairtrade Lemon Curd


As it was Fairtrade Fortnight, Joanna donated two prizes to the raffle and here are a couple of photos of the lucky winners of Fairtrade Lemon Curd and Fairtrade Teabags!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for inviting us to speak.

St Francis Primary School, Braintree

The Fairtrade display


To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, Schools volunteer, Maggie Baker, spoke at a recent assembly and heard how pupils support Fairtrade in their school and parish. The parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace holds a Fairtrade breakfast and pupils from St Francis help.

The Fairtrade committee had organised a raffle of products, wonderfully displayed. Maggie also accepted a generous donation of £380 to go towards CAFOD’s Pakistan appeal.

Maggie and Jack

Marks & Spencer organised a national competition to design a Fairtrade t-shirt, and one of the winners was Jack, a pupil at the school.

St Augustine’s Parish, Barkingside Coffee Morning

Parish Volunteer, Bernie, organised a Fairtrade coffee morning. There were various stalls and an opportunity to buy Traidcraft goods.

Veronica and Bernie

Parishioners were also invited to take part in the current campaign, Get down to Business, by signing cards to Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of State for International Development.

St Thomas of Canterbury, Woodford Green Quiz Night

You can see the full report from Parish Volunteer, David, here >>

There’s still time to join in Fairtrade Fortnight.

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