The Addlestone Fairtrade Group aims to promote the use of Fairtrade products in Addlestone and to raise awareness of issues of trade justice both at home and in so-called ‘developing countries’.
Addlestone became a Fairtrade town in 2008 and its status was renewed in 2009 and again in 2011.
What do we do?
We have regular events throughout the year. These include a stall at Addlestone gala in the summer, a Fairtrade ‘Fair’ and Coffee morning in the Autumn and a stand outside Tesco’s during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Also during Fairtrade Fortnight we have a main event. Over the years we have strutted our stuff at a Fairtrade Fashion show and had a ‘Beat and Eat’ supper in which we combined a drumming workshop with a supper cooked from Fairtrade products and locally produced food.
In 2011 all the local schools, churches and other local youth and children’s groups joined in the ‘Bunting Extravaganza’. We decorated Runnymede Civic centre where the Mayor received our bunting.
Last year we had a Fairtrade labyrinth in St Paul’s Church which was an interactive exhibition held over two days which was open to the public in the evening and used by over 250 school children in the daytime.
We are very happy to talk to local groups about Fairtrade and have taken assemblies in all our local primary schools.
Our next event
The 2012 Autumn Event at the Methodist Church, Station Road on the 8th December 2012 10am-12.30pm
Come and Join us!
If you would like to join our group we would very pleased to see you. One of our long term aims is to extend the Fairtrade status to the whole of the Runnymede Borough so if there is anybody in the rest of the borough who would like to help us achieve that aim please get in touch.
Contact: Faith Axten email: jandf. axten AT ntlworld. com telephone: 01932 882114