Posted on: July 4, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Fair Trade at VegFest

On Saturday 6th July, while our shop is open as part of the Church Fete, some of our volunteers will be at the Corn Exchange in Bedford running a stall at the 4 Counties Vegan Event ‘VegFest’. We’re looking forward to an interesting day. After trying out a stall of mixed crafts and foods at the same event last year, this time around we’ve decided to focus just on groceries…

Posted on: May 9, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Good sales at BCFWI AGM

We had a good time running a stall at the AGM of Bedfordshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes held this year at King’s House on Ampthill Road, Bedford. Lots of people looking, lots of people buying. We took all sorts of stock, you never know what people might buy on this sort of occasion, but this time around chocolate was the winner by a mile – but only large bars…

Posted on: April 16, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

New from Pachamama

We’ve had a delivery of a big selection of sterling silver and sterling silver with semi-precious stones jewellery from our friend Sabine at Pachamama. Sabine imports jewellery on a fair trade basis from Bali and Java. Sabine not only pays a fair price “We never use our buying power to force prices down. We pay a good price for our jewellery, and in return expect the highest quality of work…

Posted on: March 28, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard School

By the kind invitation of the headteacher, last Saturday we were off to Barton-le-Clay to run a fair trade stall at the Orchard School Easter Egg Hunt. Parents and their children had great fun finding clues in the grounds before coming indoors to enjoy refreshments and a variety of stalls and a tombola. Fortunately the staff realised in time that our van was parked on top of one of the…

Posted on: March 21, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Special Service and Cake!

The church joined in our Fairtrade Fortnight campaign by making the 10am Parish Eucharist on Sunday March 3rd a celebration of fairtrade. Hymns at the all age service were accompanied by the Worship Band. The sermon was replaced by a viewing of the Fairtrade Foundation video ‘The Story of Chocolate’. The usual post service refreshments were supplemented by these fairtrade chocolate based cakes. A member of our team stepped out…

Posted on: March 19, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

International Women’s Day

Friday 8th March fell in Fairtrade Fortnight but was also International Women’s Day. Invited by the International Sub-Committee of the Bedfordshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes we ran a stall at their meeting in Flitwick Cricket Club. The hall was packed so the stall had to be crammed into a corner but we were quickly surrounded by eager customers. After selling we could relax and listen to a most interesting…

Posted on: February 28, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Beaver Fairtrade Fun

Some of the Fairtrade at St Andrew’s team had a great time at the Wixams Village Beaver Colony last Friday evening. Twenty four young Beaver Scouts participated in activities to help them understand more about fairtrade. They were a lovely set of young people, full of enthusiasm and ready to pitch into everything. After a ‘work’ task in groups there was great excitement and indignation when, after all the groups…

Posted on: February 14, 2019 Posted by: Lynn Herron Comments: 0

Coffee Morning in Kempston

It’s always good to be invited to show and sell our fairly traded goods in other places as well as at St Andrew’s. On this occasion, we were invited to sell at a Saturday Coffee Morning at Kempston East Methodist Church. Our stall was given a great position on a dais in front of the altar! Those attending the event showed a great deal of interest in the stall and…