Our Group works to spread the news about all things Fairtrade in Leeds. We organise events and try to liaise with all the church, school and business groups who are working to promote Fairtrade in the City. Our next meeting is on Thursday 23rd November, from 10am-12. at Leeds Civic Hall. If you feel you’d like to help us, we’d love to meet you. Please come and say hello. Our next meeting after that is on January 18th 2018, same time, same place. Please contact us if you’d like more information
Guiseley Baptist Church on Oxford Road is having a coffee morning from 10.15-11.30 on Saturday 11th November. There will be tea, coffee and bacon sarnies and lots of super Fairtrade gifts from Traidcraft, Zaytoun and “From the Source”. Do pop along and get your Christmas shopping off to a flying start.
Just a reminder that Katherine’s TRAIDCRAFT OPEN HOUSE starts tomorrow, Friday 3rd Nov (10-6). All Welcome! Please pass the word around.
Also running Saturday 4th Nov (10-6) and Sunday 5th November (10-5)
Address: 35 The Drive, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1JQ.
… For more information please contact Katherine on 07587174052
We won’t buy Sainsbury’s Red and Gold label tea until they regain their Fairtrade status. Please Sainsbury’s give us back our Fairtrade tea.
Congratulations to Burj and Peter for getting the best time in the men’s pairs at Endure24. They were raising money for the Leeds Development Centre. The Leeds DEC raises awareness of global sustainable development with young people in Leeds
The Leeds Fairtrade Group is run by a small group of volunteers. We are now looking for a voluntary co-ordinator to help us. The role involves helping to initiate and organise events, help with running meetings – we meet six times a year on Friday mornings, and help with keeping our Twitter and Facebook pages up to date. Assistance with keeping our website up to date would also be helpful.
Ideally our volunteer would have the ability to facilitate and encourage volunteers’ ideas and actions, ability to work as part of a group, experience in “small event” management , and to be able to liaise with existing and potential partners across the city.
He/she would have IT and social media skills, ability to take the initiative as well as work as a positive team player and to be a creative thinker.
To have understanding of Fairtrade and global issues would be an advantage.
You will get a unique experience to network with passionate and knowledgeable volunteers across the city who want to make the world a fairer place! You will gain experience in managing websites, public speaking, running (small scale) events and making maximum impact on a shoestring!:)
Please contact us with brief details about yourself and your relevant experience if you would like to join us.
There are two interesting events in May
- Ed Mayo, general secretary of Co-operatives UK will speak on
CAN BUSINESSES BE VALUES LED? held on Thursday 11th May
at The Heart Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley at 7.30pm
2. Shared Interest are holding a Leeds Supporters Day on
20th May from 10.30 – 13.45
at The White Cloth Gallery 24 – 26 Aire St. Leeds LS1 1HT
Anyone interested in learning about Shared Interest is welcome
Children from Burley St. Matthias and ‘Burj the banana’ give Fairtrade the thumbs up
Children from 15 primary and secondary schools across Leeds, came together during Fairtrade Fortnight on Thursday March 9th to run an afternoon of workshops which they have planned around the theme ‘Take a Break for Fairtrade’. They educated each other and their teachers, about Fairtrade and how it is enabling farmers around the world to earn a fair wage and lead dignified lives.
Supported by Leeds DEC and the city’s Fairtrade group, the 7th annual Fairtrade School Celebration took place at Leeds Civic Hall. It was officially opened at 1:00pm with speeches by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and Councillor Mulherrin.
During the event the children ran workshops including child slavery in the cocoa trade, Fairtrade trivial pursuit, chocolate tasting and learning about the journey of the cocoa bean. Throughout the afternoon, they thought about effects of unfair trade and at 3.00pm will symbolically broke a giant paper chain covered in words relating to exploitation.
Poppy Fletcher, 8, from Ireland Wood Primary said:
“It’s was amazing! It was really exciting to run a workshop at the Civic Hall and work with other children.”
There are two more events in Leeds during Fairtrade Fortnight to look out f0r
Beehive Fairtrade Café at the Methodist Centre, Chapel Allerton on Saturday 18th March from 10.30 – 1pm. Lots of Fairtrade stalls and refreshments.
and finally – a Fairtrade Breakfast at South Parade Baptist Church, Headingley on Sunday 12th March from 9am – 10am.
We were surprised at how many different flavours there are of M&S Fairtrade Chocolate.Here’s Hannah inviting a lady to try some. We also gave shoppers samples of Fairtrade tea and almost everyone we talked to knew about Fairtrade.
Next event to look out for: – THE BIG BREW at Beeston Hill United Freef Church on Malvern Road LS11 8PD on Saturday March 4th from 2 till 5. There will be stalls selling Fairtrade goods and free Fairtrade refreshments.