AS PART OF FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT, which runs from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March, several churches in and around Guildford will be hosting special Fairtrade events in aid of farmers and smallholders in developing countries.
The Fairtrade events will be held:
Fairtrade stall and refreshments after Family Service at St Mary the Virgin, Shalford on Sunday 24 Feb and Sundays 3 & 10 March
New Season`s fairly traded Traidcraft goods, and former items too at All Saints, Bramley on Saturday 2 March
Fairtrade food-tasting session in the morning at St John`s, Merrow on Sunday 3 March
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight in Guildford will be Go Further for Fairtrade at St Mary`s, Quarry Street on Saturday 9 March â€“ from 10am - 2pm. Do drop in for fairly traded tea, coffee or juice, and FREE biscuits
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.