It’s BIG BREW time

big brew

mikeWhenever I call at the home of one of my friends he invariably asks, ‘fancy a brew’? I enjoy having a chat over a brew, even if it might include the question, ‘more tea vicar’?

This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 25th February till 10th March. We are marking this by holding our third BIG BREW event on Saturday 9th March at 10.00am

Our BIG BREW event will take the form of an enhanced coffee morning in the Parish Centre Lounge. There will be a range of Fairtrade produces for sale, coffee tasting and chocolate sampling. A ‘guess how many nuts in the jar’ competition and details

about how we can promote Fairtrade values with large supermarket chains.

For those that enjoy knitting you may like to knit some mug cosies and bring them to sell at the BIG BREW (patterns available in Church). Another thing that would be great to bring to the event is some home baking, there’s nothing like home made cup cakes, scones and brownies! The BIG BREW will bring people together, it will help to raise awareness of Fairtrade issues and support the work of Traidcraft.

Fairtrade seeks to transform the lives of poor producers in the developing world by enabling them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty. It seeks to challenge injustices in trading structures and practices that so often lead to the exploitation and marginalisation of poor people. Fairtrade sets out to:

create opportunities for poor producers
ensure trading practices are fair, both in terms of payment and prices
ensure that children are not being exploited ensure there is no discrimination
ensure working conditions are safe.

By supporting Fairtrade we can give practical expression to our faith. By making different choices we can be part of something that can transform the lives of individuals and whole communities.

 

Fancy a brew? Every Blessing Mike Proctorphoto

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