Update from the chairman

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

This will be launched at Trinity Methodist Church at 11.15 on Monday 26 February by the Mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber.  There will be a Fairtrade walk organised in conjunction with Felixstowe Walkers before the launch, starting at 10.30 outside the Spa Pavilion. Following the launch Fairtrade refreshments will be served and there will be a Fairtrade stall.  All are welcome.

On Saturday 3 March we are holding a ‘family fun day’ at the library (more details below).

There will be activities within schools in the period leading up to and during Fairtrade Fortnight and the fortnight will be brought to a close at a coffee morning at the United Reformed Church on 10 March from 10am to 12 noon.

Family Fun Day

Our landmark event this year is the ‘Family Fun Day’ on 3 March.  This will be held in the former café area at the library from 10 am to 4.30 pm. There will be games and competitions for the children, a raffle, a tombola a Fairtrade Stall and Fairtrade refreshments – including homemade cakes. Entry is free and all are welcome.  A special attraction for the children will be a chocolate fountain kindly supplied by the Co-op. The Fun Day has been organised in co-operation with the Town’s Youth Forum and the library.

Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns (SAFT)

SAFT held its second annual conference last July at Kessingland.  There was a useful exchange of experiences and we were very pleased to welcome Leiston as a new member of the group.  The next conference will be held in Felixstowe on 30 June with guest speaker Mike Gidney the Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation.

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, you can join via this website and by joining you can demonstrate your support for Fairtrade.

Please be assured, Fairtrade really does make a difference.


Alan Muchal

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