Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight is our annual chance to spread the word about Fairtrade and celebrate its success.

You can find ideas for getting involved and links to all the materials on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website

There are great resources and ideas for schools on their schools site

You can also find ideas for places of worship, including readings and prayers. The links are on our churches page

These are some of the events that were organised in 2019 in the SE Hants area:

Wed 20th Feb – Fairtrade coffee morning at St Joseph,West St, HAVANT, with pancakes and a Fairtrade workshop.10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Sat 23rd Feb – Big Brew 40th Birthday party for Traidcraft. From 2.30-4.30pm International Hall EMSWORTH Methodist Church All welcome

Sun. 24 Feb – Fairtrade breakfast at St Thomas Cathedral, PORTSMOUTH . This will be between the two morning services – roughly 8.30 to 10.15 and after the 10.30 service –about 11.30 to 12.15.

Tuesday 26 Feb 10.30 -12 – Fairtrade Coffee morning, hosted by the Mayor of Havant in The Public Service Plaza, Havant Borough Council, celebrating HAVANT’s 10 years as a Fairtrade Borough. £2.50 for coffee, biscuits and our celebration cake

Tue 26 Feb from 9.30 a.m. – Fairtrade chocolate event at Wild Thyme Wholefoods in Palmerston Rd SOUTHSEA. Drinks, Cake, chocolate-tasting…

Wed. 27 Feb – A group from Admiral Lord Nelson School attending Parliamentary Reception in London with members of the PORTSMOUTH Fairtrade group

Thur. 28 Feb 9.30 am to 11.30 a.m  – Fairtrade stall with free Fairtrade bananas. Meridian Centre with the Mayor of HAVANT.

Thur. 28 Feb – Fairtrade coffee morning HAVANT United Reformed Church 10-12. Displays, stalls and a visit from the Mayor and Lady Mayoress

Fri. 1st March – Fairtrade stall and free bananas in Cascades shopping Centre, PORTSMOUTH from 9 a.m. Information about Fairtrade and a free banana donated by Fyffes.

Fri. 1st March Town Hall, GOSPORT,  2.30 – 4.30 p.m. – Mayor’s Fairtrade Tea Party – speaker: Cheryl McGechie, Directorof Public Engagement at the Fairtrade Foundation. 

Tue. 5 March – Fairtrade Breakfast St Mary’s 24 Church Rd, HAYLING Island PO11 0NT from 8.30 a.m. to 11.45 to celebrate HAVANT’s 10 years as a Fairtrade Borough and Traidcraft’s 40th birthday. Fairtrade products to try. Goods on sale too.  No charge – collection

Tue. 5 March, 7 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Soup and Pancakes – HAVANT United Reformed Church, Elm Lane, Havant, PO9 1PP.  7 pm to 9 pm. A range of soups plus Fairtrade toppings for pancakes. Speaker: Chrysi Dimaki from the Fairtrade Foundation Campaigns team on #SheDeserves

Tickets in advance – £5

Wed. 6th March,  1.30– 2pm – Catholic Women’s League meeting at St. John the Evangelist, LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT, GOSPORT included a talk about Fairtrade with a focus on women cocoa producers, and a stall of Fairtrade goods for sale. 

Thurs 7th March.12-1  – Fairtrade give-away at Christ Church URC MILTON, PORTSMOUTH

Fri. 8th March 10-12 a.m. – Fairtrade Coffee Morning for International Women’s Day, hosted by Stephen Morgan MP at his constituency office at 72 Albert Road, SOUTHSEA, PORTSMOUTH PO5 2SL.

Sat. 9th March, 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. – “SHE DESERVES FAIRTRADE – You deserve chocolate!”  – a free, family-friendly event focusing on all things chocolate – informative and fun with: chocolate tasting, films and displays, Traidcraft stall, games, activities and challenges, quiz, and a raffle with Fairtrade prizes. At: GOSPORT Discovery Centre (in the Clarence Room). The Bookworm Cafe offered Fairtrade refreshments throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.

Throughout the Fortnight, GOSPORT Borough Council reception area had a display about “She Deserves Fairtrade”.