Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Putting Fairtrade in your break

Local church and faith leaders put Fairtrade in their morning coffee break at Zooby’s Cafe in the Sheffield Winter Garden on Thursday March 9th.  Invited by the Revd Gill Newton, Sheffield Methodist District Chair, they enjoyed Fairtrade coffee, tea, and snacks.

Among the guests were local Christians leaders (including Methodists, Catholics, Anglicans and Quakers), Buddhists, Hindus, Reform and Orthodox Jews, and Pagans.

Gill Newton said “Lots of people of many different faiths and none are committed to Fairtrade, because they know that buying and using Fairtrade goods helps support small farmers across the world to get a fair deal and live better lives.  So as we were enjoying our break, we joined churches and organisations across the country in celebrating this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight.”

“The Fairtrade movement is constantly expanding, and I hope that our coffee break will remind people of the wide range of Fairtrade goods available in shops and cafes today, and encourage them to have a Fairtrade break at home every day.”