Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 – 22nd Feb – 7th March

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2010

22 February – 7 March

The Big Swap

Fairtrade is a passionate movement for change, tackling poverty and injustice through trade. For two weeks this year, we’re encouraging people to swap their normal stuff for Fairtrade stuff. Swap your usual bananas for Fairtrade bananas, your usual cotton socks for Fairtrade cotton socks and most of all your usual cuppa for a Fairtrade cuppa.

The theme is tea, but any kind of swap will do…

Each and every single swap proves that the people of the UK want producers in the developing world to get a better deal. So whether it’s swapping your sugar or organising a community event, each and every action helps raise the issues that affect farmers, workers and their communities all over the developing world. For more ideas or to register your swap at thebigswap.org.uk. Every swap counts!

Events taking place in Redbridge will be posted on the http://www.fairtraderedbridge.org.uk website. Please publicise this Fortnight as much as you can- in your community groups, libraries, local shops, faith groups, in your schools, at your place of work. If you organise an event, don’t forget to tell us, so we can spread the word and promote it on http://www.fairtraderedbridge.org.uk.

Lots of posters, leaflets and 2010 London Directories are available for your events. There is also an Action Guide for those events’ ideas. Please contact me for copies.

The Fairtrade Redbridge group will be meeting on Wednesday 17 February to discuss last minute plans for the Fortnight. Fairtrade is a grassroots movement and is as strong as the people who are involved in it make it. Do come along and get involved!

Good luck and happy swapping!

Nicola

info@fairtraderedbridge.org.uk

020 8708 2272

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