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.
Come and meet us on Friday 24th February in the Food Hall of Marks and Spencers in the Trinity Shopping Centre. We’ll be “Taking a Break” for Fairtrade.
A huge thank you to all the fabulous and inspiring people who came to the launch of our Fairtrade Network! As a result, we are creating a Facebook group for Fairtrade supporters across the city to share information and get support. If you’d like to be involved in this send us a request .
Look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Roots and Fruits vegetarian café has been part of the Grand Arcade for more than 20 years. For the last three years it has been owned and managed by Kay Jones who is a vegetarian herself. Her aim, in the overall management of the café, is to follow the same ethical principles she has always had for herself. This means that as far as possible the fruits and vegetables she uses are sourced locally. As regards Fairtrade, Kay has visited Ghana and seen the cocoa pods being grown and knows the benefits of Fairtrade. For anyone who values Fairtrade sourcing and good local vegetarian food in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Leeds, Roots and Fruits is the place to go.
Well done Burj – our banana hero finished the Leeds Triathlon last Sunday in record time. You can still donate by contacting Hannah@leedsdec.org.uk
Our friends Burj Langdana is taking part in the Leeds Triathlon this week-end. http://leeds.triathlon.org He’s raising money to fund the next Schools’ Fairtrade Celebration. If you’d like to sponsor him, please contact Hannah on Hannah@leedsdec.org.uk
Here are some children having fun at our Schools’ Fairtrade Celebration. They have with them a giant Fairtrade Football. As well as taking part in Fairtrade workshops, which some of the schools designed themselves, they learned about how footballs were made and how Fairtrade makes a difference. Every school group had a Fairtrade football to take back to their own schools. Thanks to all the schools and volunteers who made the day such a success.
Faith Leaders in Leeds joined together to share a Fairtrade breakfast at the Merrion Centre as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
It was great fun to share our Fairtrade Breakfast with the Faith Leaders of our City. Our Guests were Bishop Paul Slater, Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Ashraf Hamad from the Muslim Faith, Usha Bhardwaj from the Hindu Faith, Gurman Singh Birdi and Gurmukh Singh Deagon who are Sikhs and Krystal Holmes from the Pagan Faith. All our guests were happy to talk to shoppers about the benefits of Fairtrade.
We’re all getting ready in Leeds for Fairtrade Fortnight. We have two more dates for your diary.
Come and meet us on stall 24 at Leeds University Fairtrade Fair on Tuesday March 1st from 11am till 3.30pm. The Fair is in Parkinson Court and entrance is free.
2. We’ve invited the Faith Leaders in Leeds to come and share a Fairtrade breakfast with us at the Merrion Centre on Thursday 3rd March from 10am-12noon. Come and have a chat and see what delicious Fairtrade foods you can buy for breakfast.