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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

26th February - 11th March


Monday 26 Feb

Banners displayed on churches, Imberhorne, Sackville & St Peter’s Schools; display in Library goes up. Fairtrade Teddy Trail competition starts. St John’s Church, Felbridge, Fairtrade Tea, 2-4pm.


Tuesday 27 Feb

Greg Valerio to Imberhorne at 3.30.

Churches Together in EG 7pm at St Luke’s Church: Fairtrade Gold – from Misery to Hope.


Thursday 1 March

Fairtrade West Sussex AGM in Chichester. 7pm for 7.30.


Friday 2 March

Women’s World Day of Prayer at St John’s Felbridge. 10.30am and 8pm. Fairtrade stalls.


Saturday 3 March

St John’s Felbridge, Fairtrade breakfast.


Sunday 4 March

St Mary’s Fairtrade Breakfast. 8.45-9.45.

Tuesday 6 March

Fairtrade Big Brew at Mike & Tina Causton’s house, 2 Streampark


Wednesday 7 March

Fairtrade Day St Peter’s School – breakfast, assembly, workshops and stall

Friday 9 March

Imberhorne Fairtrade Day


Sunday 11 March

Coffee morning Our Lady & St Peters


Fairtrade Teddy Trail

Running all throughout Fairtrade Fortnight: a discovery trail for children around the town.

Find nine teddies in local shops that sell Fairtrade goods and solve the mystery.

Forms available from EG Library (where completed forms should be handed in by 12 March), schools and churches.

Fairtrade chocolate Easter Eggs as prizes for first correct drawn entries.



Recently Passed Events:


Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: 27 February - 12 March: Theme – "Take a Break"



  • Sackville – Fairtrade stalls provided the first week of FF. Lessons.
  • Imberhorne – Assemblies and stalls. Outreach sessions with local schools would take place in the Summer term.
  • St Peter’s – Fairtrade day on Thursday 9 March attended by Town Mayor, Bob Mainstone. Fairtrade breakfast at 8am followed by Assembly, Workshops with Years 5/6, and a Fairtrade stall after school. Barney Smyth from Fairtrade Foundation to provide Assembly and a Workshop with Year 5.



All churches flew Fairtrade banners and used bidding prayers at services.

  • St Mary’s – held a Fairtrade Breakfast on Sunday 5 March.
  • St Swithun’s held a Fairtrade Bake Off on Mon 20th Feb, 11am – 3pm in the Church Hall for school Years 6 – 10. Fairtrade coffee morning plus stall Saturday 4 March, St Peter’s Fairtrade Coffee morning on Sunday 5 March.
  • Women’s World Day of Prayer – Friday 3 March 10.30 and 8pm at OLSP. Service prepared by the women of the Philippines. Fairtrade refreshments and stall.




Soroptomists – Fairtrade evening on Wednesday 1 March at East Court 8-10pm. A talk on India with Moyna Bridge followed by Eco and Fairtrade School update by Sue Joy, Fairtrade EG, about St Peter’s. Fairtrade stall plus crafts and gifts; Fairtrade wine being served.

West Hoathley Cubs – Fairtrade Workshop on Wed 9 February. Ditto Ist EG Cubs on Tuesday 8 March.


Waitrose Green Token Scheme – applied for.


EG Library - exhibition on Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight.


Fairtrade West Sussex AGM with Guest speaker, Greg Valerio MBE at 7pm on Thursday 9 March in Pulborough Village Hall. Raffle and Fairtrade stalls. Fairtrade EG representatives attended and provided support and display.


Fairtrade Garden – this suggestion made to East Grinstead Town Council in Autumn 2016 was actively encouraged by Town Mayor, Bob Mainstone, planned by Jenny Watson, Head Gardener and planted up in EG High Street Summer 2017. An information board informing passers-by about Fairtrade and Fairtrade EG has also been provided.


Fairtrade Games – Fairtrade Achiever, Imberhorne School, has regularly taken the lead in providing an outreach programme of Fairtrade workshops to local primary schools whenever possible. This year Mr Langstone, and students (past and present) visited Dormansland Primary School and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School. At the latter two classes – Years 3 and 4 – were involved in inside and outside Fairtrade games on Wednesday 5 July, which illustrated the whole point about “fair” and “unfair” between developed and developing countries in a fun way. Class 3 played games on the playground involving water and Class 4 looked at the marketing of bananas in UK supermarkets and soon realised the very small amount farmers were paid to produce them. The children fully participated in all the activities provided and learnt a great deal, building on the knowledge already gained through the Diocese of Arundel Brighton RE scheme, of which Fairtrade is a component part. In addition St Peter’s has been a Fairtrade School since 2011 and takes part in Fairtrade Fortnight, has regular Fairtrade stalls, lessons and assemblies.


Big Brew – following the Fairtrade Workshop, St Peter’s held a Big Brew afternoon, providing Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits to parents, parishoners and visitors with Council Rex Whittaker as our special guest. A Fairtrade stall during the event and after school raised £146.


Fairtrade Gold – a briefing document on this important issue is being prepared to present to Churches Together in EG in October regarding the availability of Fairtrade Gold wedding and engagement rings to prospective wedding candidates. In addition local jewellers will be approached about the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Gold campaign.

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