Monday, 18 April 2011

Fairtrade Churches Newsletter April 2011

Thanks for getting loud and proud about Fairtrade!

A huge thank you to all those who took part in Fairtrade Fortnight 2011. We hope you and your church enjoyed it as much as we did! 

We would love to hear about any interesting, fun or innovative events or activities that your church community was involved in. Please send a short report and plenty of pictures to and your event could even appear on our website!

It would also be great if you could take two minutes to
complete our survey about what you thought of the theme, materials and resources provided for Fairtrade Fortnight this year and what you think we could do to make Fortnight even better in the future. 

Putting Jesus back into Easter
Of the incredible 80 million Easter eggs sold each year, the Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter Egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box. As well as producers receiving the Fairtrade premium to invest in projects of their choice, a donation from each of these eggs sold goes to fund charity and development projects in the UK and overseas.

 church-backed campaign has succeeded in convincing Morrison’s, Waitrose, Co-op and Booths to stock a limited trial amount of the eggs this Easter! So, if you would like to buy one, just pop along to your local supermarket or use the Real Easter Egg hunter to find your nearest independent retailer stocking the egg

Take action for Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week takes place from 15 - 21 May and this year focuses on their partner organisation Sopexxca in – a Fairtrade producer group.

If you fancy organising an event in your local area, taking part in a fundraising activity or perhaps producing a Christian Aid Week order of service, you can find all the resources you need to make the most of the week here.

And, if you really want to challenge yourself, why not sign up to take part in Live Below the Line from 2 - 6 May and see if you can live on just £1 per day for five days whilst raising awareness and money to help some of the world's poorest people.

Fairtrade Fortnight producer tour

Have a read of our blog from the producer tour across the UK during Fairtrade Fortnight 2011...
click here

Fairtrade and the local elections
Find out from the people who want to represent you, what their commitment is to Fairtrade.
Download a local election campaign guide here.
Transform lives this Lent
Join CAFOD’s campaign calling on the UK government to get down to business for the world's poorest people.
Take action here

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