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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 CrowboroughFairtrade@gmail.com.

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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!”

..is 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:

CrowboroughFairtrade@gmail.com

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.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

February 18, 2015

This year’s theme for Fairtrade Fortnight is simply… the basics!  Tea, sugar, and cocoa are the key Fairtrade goods to look out for in the two weeks between the 23rd February and the 8th March.  (But don’t ignore all the other Fairtrade goods that are also available!).

As usual, Crowborough Fairtrade would like you to buy your Fairtrade goods here in Crowborough.  We’ve organised the Fairtrade Treat Trail to encourage you!

Many of Crowborough’s primary schools will be handing out Fairtrade Treat Trail cards.  You can see images of the front and the back below.  All we’re asking you to do is visit three different shops in Crowborough, and look out for tea, sugar, or cocoa (including chocolate!).  At each shop, ask for a sticker, and stick it in one of the spaces on the card.  Easy!

If your child’s school isn’t distributing cards, ask for one from a participating retailer.

The shops taking part are:

  • BP Croft Road;
  • Chappell’s Health Food, Croft Road;
  • Dominos Pizza, Croft Road;
  • Harvest Energy, Eridge Road;
  • Kreshaa Express, Crowborough Hill;
  • Krish Food and Wine, Eridge Road;
  • Lidl, Eridge Road;
  • Morrisons, Eridge Road;
  • News Plus, Crowborough Hill;
  • Poundfield Stores, Green Lane;
  • Sainsburys, Crowborough Hill, Jarvis Brook;
  • Tesco, Sybron Way, Jarvis Brook;
  • Waitrose, Croft Road;
  • Whitehill News and Convenience, Whitehill Road;
  • X-Press, Crowborough Hill, Jarvis Brook.

If you have three stickers on your card, come along to the Crowborough Community Centre between 2pm and 2:30pm on the 7th March, and you can exchange your card for a Fairtrade snack bar*.  If you write your name on the bottom of the completed card, you have the chance to win a Fairtrade hamper.  The winning card will be drawn at 2:30pm.

See you on the 7th!

*Note that only one card per person will be accepted!

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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 http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

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.

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Fairtrade Fortnight Competition Prize-Giving

April 11, 2012

Children from Crowborough primary schools met at the Fernbank Centre for the Crowborough Fairtrade Fortnight Competition Prize-Giving.

“Take a Step for Fairtrade” was the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year, providing a fantastic opportunity to promote Fairtrade and the importance of supporting local retailers.

During the two weeks of the event, local youngsters were invited to find Fairtrade goods in participating shops.  Winners were those finding the most produce.  In the event of a tie, the most unusual Fairtrade item identified won the prize.

Deputy Mayor Philip Fermor awarded certificates and Fairtrade chocolate to the six winners.  Children from Herne, Jarvis Brook, Sir Henry Fermor, and Wihtehill primary schools attended, with parents and shopkeepers providing further support.

If you are interested in Fairtrade, please visit the Fairtrade Foundation website at http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ for more information.  If you are interested in helping promote Fairtrade in Crowborough, please contact Suzanne Hall (661779), Katherine Cornes (667350), or Colin Stocks (07833 374672).

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