Earlier this month the Gurdwara in Beeston won an award from the Fairtrade Foundation for their excellent campaign during Fairtrade Fortnight. They organised lots of activities locally and also created their own campaign material to highlight the links between the Fairtrade ethos and the Sikh faith. This involved creating new material in Punjabi and communicating the message to non-English speaking members of the community. Many congratulations to everyone who worked so hard, and keep up the good work!
Global Fairness celebration – Friday 18th October 2013 from 1pm – 3.30
The Leeds Fairtrade Group and the Development Education Centre invite all schools to an afternoon learning about Fairtrade and global fairness.
Paul Brennan, Deputy Director of Leeds Children’s Services will open the event and Kate Jones from the Fairtrade Foundation will be joining us.
There will be workshops to choose from and Fairtrade refreshments.
Its a great chance to meet people from other schools who are interested in Fairtrade.
If you think your school would like to come please contact
Hannah on Hannah@leedsdec.org.uk or tel: 0113 380 5655
Cooper’s coffee shop is at the bottom of the hill at 112 Town Street. It is warm and welcoming and the staff are very friendly. There is a wide menu, you can choose from a full meal to a snack and the food is always tempting, especially the display of homemade cakes and desserts. Cooper’s source their food locally where possible and all their tea, coffee and sugar is Fairtrade. Do pop in next time you’re in Farsley, you’ll want to become a regular visitor.
Entries for the Fairtrade Yorkshire animated film competition have now closed and five fabulous finalists have been selected.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Who is your favourite? Please like and share – and help us declare the winner!
Watch all the videos and vote for your favourite one on YouTube or here on this site – the deadline is Monday 22nd April.
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Abu, an olive farmer from the West Bank. Palestine visits Leeds University with Manel, the communications manager from Canaan Distribution Company.
We’re delighted to welcome two Fairtrade olive farmers from Palestine.They are coming to Leeds University on Tuesday 26th February and will be sharing their experiences with students and visitors in the Parkinson building (room B09) from 1pm-2.30pm. Everyone’s welcome, but do let us know if you’re coming as numbers are limited.
Also, visit us at our stall selling delicious food and crafts from Palestine at Leeds university’s
Fairtrade Fair and Craft Event
held in Parkinson Court from 10am-16pm
On Friday January 18th Yorkshire will be declared a Fairtrade region. As part of the Yorkshire wide celebrations, here in Leeds we are getting together in the Civic Hall on the same day from 1.30-4.00pm. The Lord Mayor has agreed to join us, and local MPs Hilary Benn and Greg Mullholland will be the speakers. There will be hands on activites and stalls and a chance to meet Fairtrade supporters from local schools, faith groups and small businesses.
Places are limited, so if you’d like to join us, please contact Hannah on email@example.com