Monday, 24 September 2012

Put on your pinny, The Big Fair Bake is here!


We think baking tastes better when you share it, so the next two weeks are the perfect excuse to bake up a treat for others. It could be your scout group, your colleagues, or your grandma; whoever you choose, by using Fairtrade ingredients you’re baking for whole farming communities in developing countries too.

For Fairtrade recipe inspiration, and the chance to win a KitchenAid visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk/bigfairbake

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Join us at this year’s Supporter Conference

Register today

Hear from inspiring speakers, meet like-minded people from around the UK, explore new ideas for your campaign and have your questions answered by experts in the Fairtrade movement.

When: Saturday 6 October
Time: 10.30am – 5pm
Where: The Mermaid Conference Centre, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB

Register at www.fairtrade.org.uk/supporterconference2012

What to expect:

Morning
Speech from Harriet Lamb and the Fairtrade Campaign Awards presentation
Breakout sessions on a number of topics from producer impact to exploring Fairtrade and local campaigning

Afternoon
Panel discussion on ‘Power and Food’. Guest panellists include:
David Croft, Waitrose
Deborah Doane, World Development Movement

Join us at this lively event
www.fairtrade.org.uk/supporterconference2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

Leigh Road Baptist Church Partner with local 'Fairtrade and Fabulous' to bring Fairtrade to Old Leigh Regatta

Leigh Road Baptist Church partner with local stall 'Fairtrade and Fabulous' to bring Fairtrade to Old Leigh Regatta on Saturday 15 September 2012.

You'll find them on the High Street in Leigh Old Town across from Strand Wharf . The Fairtrade items on sale will go to supporting  Fairtrade Co-operatives and artisans who work with Traidcraft, Tearcraft, Namaste, Nkuku and a Dalit Charity.

Look out for Fairtrade items such as   homeware - kitchen and garden gifts, jars of Fairtrade jam/maramalade/chutney, wirework decorative hooks and shelves, bed covers, children's gifts, candles and some jewellery.

Look out for the Fairtrade Leigh-on-Sea banner and pay them a visit.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Take more steps for Fairtrade this autumn



Whether you've been waving flags and cheering along, or grinning and bearing through a non-stop sporting summer, remind yourself here of how London 2012 has brought more Fairtrade sales to producers than ever before. The challenge for us all now is to make sure the standard set for the Olympics becomes the new benchmark for organisations and major events in years to come. Watch this space for ways you can help to make this happen.

In the meantime, check out the Big Fair Bake campaign –getting the nation baking with Fairtrade ingredients. Visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/bigfairbake for recipes, fundraising tips, a competition and ideas for using your campaign cakes.

To add a little extra bite to your campaign cakes we've teamed up with WDM to tackle speculation on food prices that causes volatility and harms communities across the developing world. Here are some tips for baking a campaign cake to influence your MP on this important issue.
Whether you bake for friends, your workplace, a business you'd like to switch, or your MP, please let us know how it goes by registering your steps online, or emailing us