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Please join us for Fairtrade Fortnight from 22nd February 2021 to 7th March 2021. Here are a few words from Fairtrade with the background ….

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes,people who are often exploited and underpaid.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement and you have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message.

Take a look at the Fairtrade Fortnight web site for more

Read this reflection from one of the St John’s congregation on the significance of Fairtrade

We are also running a village-wide scheme until 8th March 2021 : buy two 1kg bags of Fairtrade Kilombero Rice from Malawi (white or brown) for £10 and we will deliver the rice and make a £3 donation to one of the Traidcraft Exchange projects. This is delicious and versatile easy-to-cook rice which has won great Taste awards. If you’d like to do this, please email us at fairtrade@stjohns-waterbeach.org.uk

Traidcraft is a commercial outfit that helped pioneer the whole Fairtrade idea. They sell Fairtrade products. Their catalogue is here.

Traidcraft Exchange is a charity that works with Traidcraft. To get an idea about the projects run by Traidcraft Exchange check these out:

Supporting small-holder associations in Bangladesh ….

Creating fairer supply chains ….