Our stall at York Pride 2018

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Our stall at this weekend's York Pride event was really successful.Thanks to good weather and a fantastic atmosphere we engaged lots of people with our "Sticker Pong" game - prizes kindly donated by Divine Chocolate.We raised over £50 for our work promoting fair trade around the city and spoke to lots of people about the range of fair trade and … [Read more...]

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 – Come On In

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            We're looking forward to Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 which runs from Monday 26 February to Sunday 11 March. Before Fairtrade Fortnight starts you'll find a Fairtrade theme at Acomb Parish Church's regular monthly coffee and craft morning on Saturday 24 March. There will be a fair trade … [Read more...]

Our first clothes swap fundraiser

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Saturday 30 September saw the forum's first clothes swap event. Volunteers and stalls filled the church hall at St Lawrence's church between 2 and 4, where we welcomed the public. Attendees brought three items of clothing they rarely wear any more - and we all have plenty of those, don't we? In exchange for a £3 entrance fee shoppers were treated … [Read more...]

Guilt-free chocolate from the Co-op

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The York Fair Trade Forum was delighted to help the Co-op celebrate its switch to using only Fairtrade cocoa in all own brand goods. This affects 200 products, from tiramisu right down to the chocolate sprinkles on the shop's doughnuts. And as a result, the amount of Fairtrade cocoa the Co-op sources has risen from 526 to 2,848 tonnes. The move is … [Read more...]

BAFTS annual conference comes to York

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York Fair Trade Forum members were delighted to have the chance to attend some of the BAFTS (British Assocation for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers) annual conference which was held this year in York. As you can see, Fair Trade Ted had a great time looking round the lovely stalls and doing what he likes best - posing with anything fair trade … [Read more...]

Foodie Fairtrade Fortnight

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York Fair Trade Forum was involved in two very successful events to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. The first was a coffee morning on 7 March co-hosted with our friends at York St John, a Fairtrade university. Following this year's theme, Take a Fairtrade break, we offered our old favourites, cakes and biscuits made with fairly traded … [Read more...]

Windy Woodthorpe wins through

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The last of our summer event outings was at the first-ever family fun day organised by Woodthorpe Community Group on Woodthorpe Green to the south-west of York city centre. Yet again the sun shone, though the wind was far stronger than a summer breeze. This wasn’t ideal for the first appearance of our new game for children, “sticker pong”, which … [Read more...]

Everything under the sun at Rowntree Park

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Yet again the sun shone on York Fair Trade Forum’s stall, this time at Rowntree Park’s Big Birthday Bash. The Park was celebrating its 95th birthday and the fair teemed with people of all ages enjoying the weather and the many attractions. We’ve experienced holding stalls in storms, icy temperatures and gales, so we were delighted that all we had … [Read more...]

Fair Trade at West Bank Fair

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There was a wonderful turnout at West Bank Park fair. Even the weather smiled on us - although at times it was a bit windy so thanks Dave for doing a great job holding down the Forum's gazebo (look carefully at the photos)! Many people stopped to look at the stall and take away information leaflets. Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, also came … [Read more...]