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Go Bananas for Fairtrade!
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EDENBRIDGE FAIRTRADE GROUP
Fair trade fortnight is coming to Edenbridge

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Edenbridge FairTrade Fortnight...2015

As you are hopefully aware, it is Fairtrade Fortnight! (23 February - 8 March 2015)

This year we are celebrating the impact of Fairtrade and focusing on the producers who grow the products we love and sharing their stories in a fresh and compelling way in the hope that we can remind the UK of the dramatic difference choosing Fairtrade makes and how much it is still needed. Whether you’re an individual or part of a Fairtrade group, this is a great opportunity to take action and either switch to even more Fairtrade products yourself or encourage those around you to do so. The Edenbridge Fairtrade Group is currently focusing our Fairtrade Fortnight local campaign on Fairtrade Cotton and involving our local primary schools in a 'Design a Fairtrade Polo Shirt' competition. Through the competition, we hope that pupils will be able to make the link between with the polo shirt they wear and the profound impact it could have on those children and families of the producer farmers.

We are working with multiple schools within the Edenbridge Fairtrade Town catchment area (Edenbridge, Crockam Hill, Hever & Four Elms), and will be choosing 7 winning designs by age per school who will have their designs reproduced in Fairtrade polo shirts and presented to them during Fairtrade Fortnight. We are very pleased to be working with Koolschools (http://www.koolskools.co.uk/), a Fairtrade Cotton uniform supplier who will be providing fun, interactive educational visits to the schools, and who will be engaging in discussions with them about switching to Fairtrade Cotton garments as part of their approved school uniform.

Beyond Fairtrade Fortnight, we are planning a Street Party on the 11th of July (10-12pm) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Edenbridge becoming a Fairtrade Town.

We hope that you will join us in celebration and consider sponsoring the event (signs, banners, refreshments, prizes etc.) and help us to make the event a great opportunity to promote both Fairtrade as well as our local businesses. We will be sending more details in due course, but at this point we would greatly welcome any ideas you may have on how we can have a great birthday party for the whole town to get involved in.

In the hope of making information and communication sharing more quick and interactive, we have now set up the Edenbridge Fairtrade Group Facebook page and would like to invite you to join us (by liking the page): https://www.facebook.com/edenbridgefairtradetowngroup?ref=hl

Please Support The Edenbridge Fairtrade Committee


 
 
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