We are coming to the end of our summer events and, as always, it's been enjoyable to meet locals and see just how much support exists for Fairtrade in Elmbridge. Thank you to everyone who has supported our stall.
We hope to have a couple of stalls during the winter. Watch this space for more information!
Cohham Heritage Day - 14th September 2013 in Church Street, (around St Andrews Church and on the Leg O'Mutton Field) or Walton Heritage Day - 14th September 2013 on Walton Wharf.
Long Ditton Village Fair
On the a glorious afternoon of Sunday 14th July 2013 we held a stall at Long Ditton Village Fair, with locals taking part in our tombola and taking home samples of tea and coffee and leaflets in support of Fairtrade.
On Saturday 1st June 2013 we joined in with the Molesey Carnival fun by holding a stall with a fabulous range of Fairtrade tombola prizes, tea and coffee samples and leaflets.
Esher May Fair
On Saturday 18th May 2013 we held a stall at Esher May Fair with a tombola, tea and coffee samples and a variety of leaflets on offer.
The fair atmopshere was great and the stall was busy with locals winning a Faitrade prize with every tombola ticket purchased, items ranging from wine, roses and olive oil to spices, beauty products and fruit!
Friends of Weybridge Centre May Fair
We held a sample tasting and information stall at the Friends of Weybridge Centre May Fair on Saturday 11th May 2013. We had some homemade muesli muffins on offer made with the following FT Marked ingredients:
Apricots (Tropical Wholefoods, some Oxfam and health food shops); Muesli (Traidcraft Fruit & Nut GeoMuesli, some Oxfam shops); Orange/Apple Juice – FruitHit, Martin’s or the Co-op or Co-op’s own brand (check it is FAIRTRADE Marked as not all their juices are); Honey (Traidcraft Guatemalan Honey, some Oxfam shops or the Co-op’s Chilean Clear Honey); and, Orange – FAIRTRADE Marked available in Tesco & Sainsbury’s.
Judi Thompson offering Dan Moore some muffins!
We also had a display of Traidcraft items as well as:
/ Harry's Nuts Crunchy Peanut Butter (kindly provided by Liberation Nuts) on Traidcraft Rice Cakes
/ Divine Dark Chocolate Ginger & Orange, Divine Dark Chocolate with Raspberries, Divine Milk Chocolate With Toffee & Sea Salt (the most popular option)
/ Chocolate Geobars, Orange Geobars, Traidcraft Stem Ginger Gookies and Traidcraft Double Chocolate Cookies.
Food for Thought, Woking
As part of the Surrey Fairtrade Steering Group, we attended the 'Food for Thought' debate on world hunger on Saturday 9th March 2013 at Christ Church (Woking). The debate explored interesting perspectives on sustainable food production and fair distribution by the representatives of NGOs, producers and scientists: Food_for_Thought_panellists-_08.02.13.pdf
A quiz night in Weybridge
On 24th November 2012 we promoted all things FAIRTRADE with a quiz night with Friends of the Weybridge Centre.
For £7.00 a ticket locals enjoyed answering Fairtrade and local history themed questions, a meal made from locally sourced, organic and Fairtrade food and Fairtrade wine, beer & soft drinks: Fairtrade_Quiz_Flyer_24Nov2012.pdf
The prize for the winning table was a Fairtrade Hamper.
Stalls in 2012
On 8th September 2012 we promoted all things FAIRTRADE with a stall at Walton-on-Thames Heritage Day. The day was glorious and there were lots of enthusiastic Tombola prize winners.
On 2nd June 2012 we had a busy time at The Molesey Carnival. There were lots of winners and we had to raid our prize reserves to ensure that everyone could be a winner!
On 13th May 2012 we were at The Dittons Fair with our popular "Every One's a Winner with Fairtrade" game. We also enjoyed giving away FAIRTRADE Marked Tea Samples donated by Cafédirect and FAIRTRADE Marked soap samples from The Visionary Soap Company.
We attended The Friends of Weybridge Centre Fair on 12th May 2012. There were tastings of FAIRTRADE Marked Ubuntu Cola - which was rated very positively. The Cola is available in Waitrose shops and if you can't find it then please ask the shop to stock it! We also gave away FAIRTRADE Marked soap samples, contributed by The Visionary Soap Company.
A Quiz Night for Fairtrade Fortnight
In order to celebrate and promote Fairtrade Fortnight we organised a Fairtrade themed quiz night at Claygate Tennis Club on 10th March 2012. The evening's entertainment was accompanied by a light supper and drinks that included a variety of Fairtrade goods which can be purchased across Elmbridge.
As part of the 'Take a Step' (a campaign promoted by the Fairtrade Foundation) we took a
step towards achieving Fairtrade Borough status for Elmbridge.