Posts Tagged ‘crowborough’

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

February 14, 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 runs from 27th February to 12th March.

The theme this year is “Take a Fairtrade Break!”  We all need to take a little time out every now and again, and how better than with a Fairtrade drink or snack.

Crowborough Fairtrade is running a little Fairtrade Fortnight competition.  We’d like you to email us your reasons for choosing Fairtrade products.  Tell us why taking five is even better with Fairtrade, and why you buy your Fairtrade drinks and snacks here in Crowborough.

The reasons we like the most will win the author a picnic hamper, and a few Fairtrade goodies to go in it.

Send your entries to



Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

February 13, 2016

Fairtrade Fortnight begins on the 29th February this year, and ends on the 13th March.

“Sit down for breakfast, Stand up for farmers!” the theme, and we’re running a little photo competition to encourage you to see how many Fairtrade products you can put on  your breakfast table.

All you need to do is arrange your breakfast table to show as many Fairtrade goods as prominently and as creatively as possible, take a picture (using a digital camera or smartphone – we can’t take prints), and send it to us at:

At the end of Fairtrade Fortnight we’ll judge the snaps, and whoever took the one we think shows the most Fairtrade creativity will win a Fairtrade hamper!

We’ll be showing the winning picture (and probably the best of the rest, too) on our website and Facebook page.  Please make sure that if your picture has any people in it that they have given their permission for the picture to be published.


World Fairtrade Day 2014

May 10, 2014

Today, 10th May, 2014, is World Fairtrade Day.  If you’re out shopping in Crowborough, make a point of  looking for Fairtrade Goods.  And if you’re out this evening, have some Fairtrade wine with your meal, or a tub of Fairtrade ice cream while you watch a movie.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 Competition Prizegiving

April 6, 2014
Competition Winners

Competition Winners outside the Sainsbury’s Local in Jarvis Brook

Bananas were the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year.  We asked shoppers in Crowborough to tell us how many Bananas were sold in the town between the 24th February and the 9th March.  The correct answer (to within a banana or two!) is 78,887.  We estimate that about 37,000 of them were Fairtrade.

We had two winners, each of whom were given a prize of a hamper of Fairtrade foods from local stores.  The awards ceremony took place at 10am on Saturday, 5 April.

Crowborough’s mayor, Cllr Peter Cowie, and the manager of the Sainsbury’s Local in Jarvis Brook awarded the winners their hampers.  The Sainsbury’s Local in Jarvis Brook supported the competition by donating one of the prize hampers.

For more information about Fairtrade, visit the Fairtrade Foundation’s website at

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

February 20, 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from the 24th February to the 9th March this year.  As usual, Crowborough Action on FairTrade (CrAFT) are promoting Fairtrade here in Crowborough.  Buying Fairtrade in the town helps both the local economy and producers in developing countries.

The range of Fairtrade products available is enormous – from beauty products to baby clothes to Brazil nuts – and most are available from Crowborough’s retailers.

Look out for Fairtrade Fortnight campaign posters and leaflets around the town.  For more infomration about Fairtrade and Fairtrade Fortnight, check the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.

Fairtrade in Crowborough

Fairtrade Goods in Crowborough

Crowborough Summer Fair 2013

July 14, 2013

Hopefully you saw us at this year’s Summer Fair.  After two years of rain, this year we had glorious sunshine.  Furtunately, we were selling cones filled with Ban & Jerry’s Fairtrade ice cream. Mmmm!

We were selling our trademark crepes, too, but with temperatures asound 30C, they weren’t as popular as the ices.

Summer Fair 2013

Crowborough Action on FairTrade Winter Events

November 26, 2012

DSC_0082CrAFT have been busy this Winter!  First, we brought our famous FairTrade crêpes to the Beacon Community College Christmas Fair.  While it drizzled outside, visitors were able to enjoy warm Fairtrade crêpes filled with Fairtrade banana, Fairtrade melted chocolate, or Fairtrade lemon juice with Fairtrade sugar.

DSCN1786Then, a week later, CrAFT came to the rescue of visitors to Crowborough’s Christmas lights switch-on.  Temperatures on the afternoon of the 30th November were icy, but we had Fairtrade drinking chocolate and iced cup-cakes to keep visitors warm.

There will be more events in 2013 – check the website regularly!

If you’re interested in helping to promote Fairtrade in Crowborough, please e-mail  For more information about the Fairtrade movement, click here.

The Winner!

July 21, 2012

(of the Crowborough Summer Fair 2012 Fairtrade Competition)

Thanks to the many people that turned out for the Crowborough 2012  Summer Fair.  It poured down, the field was muddy, and there was even a clap of thunder, but the worst of British weather couldn’t keep the good folk of Crowborough away from their Fairtrade Crepes!

And we had loads of entries for our simple Fairtrade competition that highlighted the availability of Fairtrade produce on Crowborough’s High Street.  Amelia Knight was the lucky winner of the Fairtrade chocolate bar prize.

Our competition poster showed that shops on Crowborough’s High Street stock  Fairtrade goods from almost all the continents on Earth.  Buying Fairtrade locally helps maintain a thriving town, and helps producers in developing countries.

To find out more about Fairtrade, visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.



Crowborough Fairtrade at the Crowborough 2012 Summer Fair, 14 July.

July 1, 2012

Crowborough’s Summer Fair is on Saturday, 14th July this year.  CrAFT (Crowborough Action on FairTrade) will be there again, with our famous Fairtrade Crepes!

We’ll also be running a simple competition to win some Fairtrade goodies, based around this picture:

Crowborough Summer Fair 2012 FT Competition Poster

Come along and fill in an entry form while you eat your crepe.

World Fairtrade Day Big Breakfast

May 3, 2012

Between 9am and 11am on Saturday, 12th May, Crowborough Action on Fairtrade (CrAFT) hosted a big fairtrade breakast to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.  For just £1, visitors had a choice of Fairtrade cereals, Fairtrade spreads, and Fairtrade drinks.  Craft materials were provided for children.

If you came along to support World Fairtrade Day – thank you!  If you weren’t there, look out for more Fairtrade events throughout the year.

To find out more about Fairtrade, click here to connect to the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.

To help to promote the work of the Fairtrade Foundation in Crowborough, please contact Suzanne Hall (661779), Katherine Cornes (667350), or Colin Stocks (07833 374672).