FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020
24 February to 8 March
The following events are planned to take place:
Saturday 22 February, 10.00 to 2.00: Snowdrop Saturday, Twyford parish church – the parish’s traditional start to the Fortnight. Hot drinks from 10.00, seasonal soup from 12.00.
Tuesday 25 February, 9.00am: Fairtrade-themed assembly at Twyford St Mary’s C of E school.
Tuesday 25 February, from 4.00pm: Pancake event at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, in aid of Action for Child Trauma International.
Wednesday 4 March, 10.00 to 2.00: Fairtrade stall, United Church.
And throughout the Fortnight the United Church coffee bar will serve Fairtrade Special chocolate and coffee cake in addition to their regular items.
Monday to Friday 10.00 to 2.00: Saturday 10.00 to 12.00
Friday 6 March, 10.00 to 11.30: Coffee morning with Fairtrade stall, St Lawrence’s Church, The Square, Winchester.
And throughout the Fortnight there will be a Fairtrade display at the church.
Friday 6 March: Fairtrade-focussed formal dinner with a Great Gatsby theme, 6.30 to 11.30pm at the University of Winchester Business School SO22 5HT. £25 a head. For details and to book phone 023 8091 1163 or email email@example.com.
Saturday 7 March, 9.00/9.30 am: Climate Justice Campaign Kick-Off, Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral.
People living in poverty are at the forefront of climate breakdown. We must stand with them and work together for climate justice in 2020, as the UK prepares to host the UN climate talks. Join with others to hear stories from the Global South, spend time in prayer and worship, and explore Christian Aid’s new campaign – New Deal for Climate Justice. Together we’ll plan hope-filled local action and build power for climate justice.
Climate justice goes hand in hand with Fairtrade in lifting people out of poverty.
Saturday 7 March, 10.30 to 12.00: Big Brew, St Mark’s Church Oliver’s Battery.
Winchester University will carry out a range of activities, many food-related, within the Fortnight, in addition to the dinner above.
Look out for the Fairtrade Banner across the High Street for the first week of the Fortnight – and point it out to other people!