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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

26 February to 11 March 2018

Saturday 24 February  from 10.00am St Mary’s Twyford Church Rooms, SO21 1NT. This is Twyford’s Snowdrop Saturday, when parishioners (and others) are invited to add to the carpet of snowdrops in the churchyard. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the church rooms from 10.00 am ‘to kick off Fairtrade Fortnight’. Donations to Christian Aid.

Tuesday 27 February  11.00am to 2.30pm the Mayor of Winchester, Councillor David MacLean, invites us to tea and cake in Abbey House. As well as excellent (Fairtrade) refreshments there will be guided tours of this interesting historic building. There is no charge, but donations will go to the Mayor’s Charities.

Saturday 3 March  10.00am to 12.00noon St Matk’s, Oliver’s Battery. Big Brew in support of Traidcraft. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes, Fairtrade stall, quiz, etc.

Monday 5 March  7.00pm United Church, Jewry Street SO23 8RZ. Representatives of Zaytoun, the Palestinian company which imports Fairtrade olive oil and other products to this country, will talk about their work and the challenges they face. Fairtrade refreshments available. (Hosted by the United Church World Action Group.)

Tuesday 6 March  9.00am to 2.00pm, Lanterns School, Bereweeke Road SO22 6AJ. Fairtrade cake sale.

Saturday 10 March  2.30 to 4.00pm Main Hall, St Peter’s Pastoral Centre SO23 8RY, 2.30-4.00. Find out about Fairtrade. Tea, coffee, cake and stall

And on Fridays 2 and 9 March 8.00 to 11.00am a Fairtrade Breakfast will be served in the canteen of Winchester’s Fairtrade University on Sparkford Road SO22 4NR. Call in on your way to work!

A number of churches and other bodies will be selling Fairtrade food and other items during the Fortnight, including

Christchurch, Christchurch Road SO23 9SR, Monday and Tuesday 26-27 February 9.00 to noon, and Sunday 25 February and 11 March 5.00 to 9.00pm.

United Church, Jewry Street SO23 8RZ, Wednesday 7 March, 10.00 to 2.00, and Sunday 4 and 11 March 10.00-10.30 and 11.35-12.00.

St Luke’s, Mildmay Street SO22 4BX, Sunday 4 March at about 10.40 after the 9.30 service.