Well done children of Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary School. They held a Fairtrade baking competition and you can see some of the delicious entries above. After the competition, the cakes were sold and £50 was raised for Fairtrade. Some children of Year 5 also taught 3 lessons about Fairtrade cocoa to the children of Years 3,4 and 5. Congratulations to everyone who took part, you’ve certainly been busy.
During Fairtrade Fortnight – what’s going on in Leeds?
Friday 27th February we have our Schools’ Fairtrade Celebration at The Banquetting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall
Saturday 28th February – THE TRAIDCRAFT MINI ROADSHOW at St Edmunds Church, Lidgett Park Road, LS8 1JN from 10am – 3pm contact Susan Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Tuesday 3rd March – LEEDS UNIVERSITY FAIRTRADE FAIR at the Parkinson Court Building, Leeds University from 11am – 3pm.
Saturday 7th March – FAIRTRADE COFFEE MORNING – 10am -12noon at the Methodist Centre, Chapel Allerton, Town Street, LS7 4NB
Enjoy Fairtrade Fortnight – and eat plenty of Fairtrade Chocolate!
Traidcraft is holding a Mini Roadshow on Saturday 28th February 2015 from 10am – 3pm at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN
Come and see the Spring range of clothes, household items, jewellery crafts and cards. An extra 10% discount on all craft and card orders placed on the day.
Tea, coffee and cake will be served and a simple lunch will be available to buy.
There will be a Power Point presentation of the current work of Traidcraft, information about new products and the opportunity to ask questions.
Book your place via Susan Scott, email@example.com
Contact Christine Brett 0113 2668536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! If you’re interested in Fairtrade in Leeds and would like to know more, come along to our next meeting on Friday 16th January at 10.30 – 12.30. We meet at Leeds Civic Hall ( come to the side entrance and ask for us at reception). If you’re interested in event planning, social media and raising awareness of Fairtrade in the City, we’d love to meet you.
On Friday we’ll be making plans for Fairtrade Fortnight.
The Beehive is a little gem, the only 100% Fairtrade shop in Leeds.
Its bursting with gifts and festive food and well worth a visit for your Christmas shopping.
The Beehive shop is at 67 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, LS73LW
Opening times are ….. Wednesdays – 10am – 4pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 10am – 1pm
PLEASE NOTE – from now till 20/12/14, Saturdays are open till 4pm
The helpful staff can also provide customised packs for stalls on a sale or return basis.
Visit www.thebeehiveshop.org.uk or phone 0113 2622975
Well done to our brave bananas in the rain! Members of the Leeds Fairtrade Group took the giant banana to Asda Headquarters in Great Wilson Street, Leeds. We’re hoping that seeing our giant banana will inspire Asda to protect the poorest banana farmers by offering more Fairtrade bananas in their stores.
Going bananas at the Merrion Centre
We had a lovely time last Saturday, 6th September, in the Merrion Centre in Leeds. We were making banana hats with the children and giving away Fairtrade balloons and 2oo Fairtrade bananas ( thankyou Sainsburys on the Headrow). Many of the shoppers hadn’t heard of Fairtrade and we gave out lots of leaflets. We also learned the word for banana in seven different languages.
Come and meet us at the Merrion Centre in Leeds, this Saturday 6th September, where we’re going bananas over Fairtrade. We’ll be making banana hats in the play area, and giving away balloons and Fairtrade bananas. We’ll be there from 12 noon till 3pm. Come and say hello!!