Monday, 20 February 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight is coming

Fairtrade Fortnight is fast approaching, and this year it comes with an unprecedented opportunity for the UK to champion the fairer trade needed to lift millions out of poverty.

As the government prepares to trigger Article 50 and begin negotiating the terms on which we leave the EU, they will want to secure the best trade agreements for the UK. But if we’re going to be, in the words of Prime Minister Theresa May, a ‘great global trading nation’, our deals have to work for everyone.

There is a massive risk that in the rush to negotiate Brexit, vulnerable and voiceless farmers and workers from the poorest countries could be forgotten. Can you email your MP 
to ensure the farmers who grow the food we love won’t be forgotten?

If you haven't already invited your MP to attend an a Fairtrade Fortnight event, it's worth letting them know in your email what you'll be up to so they are aware of the support from their constituents. If you'd like to know a bit more about the campaign you can find more information here

Fairtrade Fortnight latest updates

You'll find new church resourcesproducer images and quotes with other materials on the resource library, and most items in the shop are still available to order for Fairtrade Fortnight. The last few offers from businesses to support your events are also available while stocks last!

We would love to hear what you have planned for Fairtrade Fortnight so that we can showcase Fairtrade Breaks from across the UK during Fairtrade Fortnight - please drop us a line to let us know your plans - and don't forget to add your public events to the online event map to advertise them to new potential supporters. 

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