Fairtrade Fortnight 2016


Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers

Fairtrade Fortnight 29th Feb to 13th March 2016

See a short film about Julio who’ll be at our events this week

As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.

It’s a scandal that the people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast.

When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families. Whether it’s the extra cash in their pockets or being able to expand their farms to grow more food to eat, Fairtrade means many farmers and workers are able to fulfil a basic human need – to put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.


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Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

Sat 27/Sun 28th Feb Fairtrade stalls at St John’s Cathedral

Sun 28th

  • Fairtrade breakfast at St Thomas Cathedral 8.30-10.15 and after 10.30 service
  • Wed 2nd MarchFairtrade breakfast and coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Hayling Island 8.45 to 12.00

Tue 1st March

  • Julio Mercado Cantillo

Coffee morning at Havant URC, Elm Lane, Havant PO9 1PP 10-12



Wed 2nd

  • 9-4 Fairtrade event at Portsmouth University Students’ Union with Julio Mercado Cantillo, a banana producer from Colombia. Stalls, samples, activities


  • Lord Mayor’s Coffee morning Portsmouth Guildhall 10-12

Thur 3rd

  • 10-12 Fairtrade breakfast  - Espresso Bar, Commercial Road with Fyffes bananas Meet Julio Mercado Cantillo, a banana producer from Colombia. Free bananas and you can get coffee and muffins from the  Espresso Bar. It’s outside the Card Factory
  • Banana farmer to Oaklands School Waterlooville 1.00

Fri 4th

  • FT Breakfast at St Edmunds School, Portsmouth
  • 9-11 Giving out bananas in the Meridian Centre, Havant with Julio Mercado Cantillo, a banana producer from Colombia.  Alan Mak MP coming 9 am
  • Banana farmer visit to St Edmunds
  • Stall at Wild Thyme Wholefoods, Palmerston Road with  Julio Mercado Cantillo  and tasting of Tropical Wholefood products

Sat 5th

  • “Around the world with Fairtrade “  Gosport Discovery Centre.  (10.30 am – 3.00 pm)      Free entry              
    Visit 8 countries and find out about their Fairtrade products and how Fairtrade has improved the lives of the producers – meet a banana farmer, yes a real one: Julio Mercado Cantillo. Engage in fun and creative activities, competitions (prizes) and games along the way and dance to the Big Noise Samba Band. When you get back to Gosport find out what your Councillors think of Fairtrade!  Enjoy Fairtrade refreshments at the Bookworm Cafe.

Sun 6th

  • Fairtrade Breakfast for Mothering Sunday at Christ Church, Milton from 10am
  • Mother’s Day. Tweet your pictures of your mum’s Fairtrade breakfast #fairtradepompey or post on our Facebook group Fairtrade South East Hants.

Tue 8/3

  • Fairtrade Market stall, Havant
  • 8/3 International Women’s Day event, organised by Southdowns Peace Group, at John Pounds Church Hall High St, Old Portsmouth 2.30 to 4.30. A chance to chat over cake and to try different Fairtrade teas.

Fri 11/3

  • Fairtrade Market stall, Waterlooville

Sat 12th

  • Fairtrade meal in Havant, with Zaytoun speaker.



Come and celebrate Fairtrade with a very special meal, based on Palestinian recipes, cooked with Fairtrade ingredients and Fairtrade wines.

Music, stalls, Speaker: Atif Choudhury on Zaytoun products

Dedicated to the memory of Philip Warren, much missed by the group.

2015 Zaytoun

Meeting Place, Havant United Reformed Church, Elm Lane, Havant,

 Saturday 12th March at 7 p.m.


 Tickets £6 each or £12 per family

Come hungry! Price includes: two course dinner, plus coffee and mints, Fairtrade wine or fruit juice. Fairtrade ingredients supplemented by good locally sourced produce.

Completely vegetarian. Vegan and other special diets accommodated – if you let us know.

Tickets from: Havant United Reformed Church, Elm Lane, Havant, Havant Fairtrade members

or email: sue.james@yahoo.com. Phone: 02392 250267

Sponsored by: Havant Borough Fairtrade Forum  www.portsmouthfairtrade.org.uk and Havant URC