Fairtrade Fortnight

Find out what is going on in Fairtrade Fortnight and discover what the group has been up to in previous years' events.

What is happening during Fairtrade Fortnight 2019?

25 February – 10 March 2019

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year we are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.

She Deserves £1.82
£1.82 is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on less than 73p a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty, despite some chocolate companies making massive profits.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but they are likely to see even less money for their work.

This year during Fairtrade Fortnight we are focusing on the campaign for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.

Event: Fairtrade Stall at Sainsburys and Waitrose

Come and visit us at a Fairtrade stall in Sainsburys (1st and 2nd March) and Waitrose (8th and 9th March) to find out more about this years Campaign to achieve a living wage for cocoa farmers. We will highlight Fairtrade Products available in the store and resources will be available to learn more about the power of ethical purchasing

South Ribble

Added Tuesday, 26th February 2019
Location: Sainsburys Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BJ Waitrose Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale, Preston PR5 4AW
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Event: Fairtrade at Preston Market 2nd March

Come and see us on Preston Market on Saturday 2nd March. On our stall we will invite people to have a dip in the chocolate fountain, play our special bagatelle game, and sign a card calling of a living income for the people who produce our chocolate. They can also show solidarity by purchasing from our large selection of Fairtrade chocolate on sale at the stall, including some very special bars made locally from Fairtrade chocolate and packaged exclusively for Preston by Elliechoc a local ethical chocolate company.

Preston

Added Tuesday, 26th February 2019
Location: Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.
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Event: Fairtrade Wine Tasting

Fairtrade Wine Tasting at the United Reformed Church in Fulwood. Come and join us for a relaxed evening of wine tasting led by an expert with a talk about Fairtrade wine producers. Snacks will also be provided. The event begins at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and costs £12 per ticket.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 07813 870641

Preston

Added Monday, 28th January 2019
Location: Symonds Rd, Fulwood, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3DH
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Cost: £12.00

Previous Fairtrade Fortnights

Find out what the group has been up to in previous years

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

News: Taking a Fairtrade Break at the Oxfam Shop, Sat 25 Feb

The mayor & mayoress joined us in the morning
Added on Friday, 17th March 2017

News: Taking a Fairtrade Break on Preston Station, Fri 3 March

Mark Hendrick joined us as we campaigned on the station
Added on Friday, 17th March 2017

Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall outside the Oxfam Shop in Preston. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference.
Took place on Saturday, 25th February 2017
Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.

Event: Connected by Coffee

Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.
Took place on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall on Preston station. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference. MP Mark Hendrick will take a break with us at 10.30.
Took place on Friday, 3rd March 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Event: Film Evening - Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War - uncovers the human and environmental cost of our obsession with gold.
The film is a trip behind the scenes of a thriving industry. On one side, the displays of luxury goods; on the other, the appalling conditions of those cursed by dirty gold. A film that changes the viewer’s perception of this business and contributes to the fight for responsible ethics in gold.

Took place on Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Event: Photo Exhibition - Discover Fairtrade Gold

The Discover Fairtrade Gold photo exhibition - tells the story of how marginalised gold mining communities in Africa & South America are improving their lives and communities through Fairtrade.
Mon 5 March - Sat 10 March, every morning till 1pm, Sat till 12
Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 8JP

Took place on Monday, 5th March 2018

Event: Come on in - to Fairtrade - at Preston Market

Join us at Preston Market. What new Fairtrade products will you find? Come on in and we will show you how to fit Fairtrade into your breakfast, your dinner and your tea, with samples galore. Enjoy the chocolate fountain and have a go on our Fairtrade tombola. All day.
Took place on Saturday, 10th March 2018