Recent events in Gosport – 2017

To see what went on in earlier years go to: 201620152014; 201320122011; 20102009

Christian Aid Quiz – 19th May, at Bridgemary Methodist Church

Quiz Aid -Winners certificate, 2017

Quiz Aid -Winners certificate, 2017

The GFA Quiz team, calling themselves “Fair Enough”, retained GFA’s title in a very close contest, winning by only half a point!  Congratulations to David, Mark, Norma, Sheila, Tessa and Tricia. ( the 2017 team included different personnel from our winning one last year!)  You can see our record in this event here.

GFA contributed to the raffle two bags (Cop-op Fairtrade cotton bags) of Fairtrade products, which proved to be very popular prizes – indicating that Fairtrade products are sought after and valued.

 

South Downs Sustainability Fair  - 8th May

GFA and Portsmouth Fairtrade Forum members had an information stall at the Sustainability Centre on behalf of Hampshire Fairtrade Network.

The display focused on how Fairtrade is helping producers adapt to the impacts of Climate Change, and the environmentally friendly production methods required for Fairtrade Certification.  Free handouts of Liberation Nuts, and Traidcraft biscuits demonstrated the quality of Fairtrade products.

We also drew attention to Global Justice Now’s campaign for farmers in the Africa and elsewhere in to be able to grow organically and sustainably using their own seeds from year to year instead of being forced to buy from Multinational Companies.

 

Gosport Business Centre  - 20th April. 

The Basepoint Business Centre on Aerodrome Road hosted a Fairtrade Break event.

Samples of products to enjoy as a Fairtrade Break were displayed with opportunities to taste Fairtrade Quinola and Mango Fruit salad, Chocolate Bites -home-made from Fairtrade ingredients; FairBreak cookies, Liberation nuts, Fairtrade Palestinian dates and savoury snacks ( olive oil and Zataa herbs) and much more.

A display about the products featured and the producers involved remained in the Centre for 10 days.

 

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Fairtrade Fortnight March 2017           

“Take a Fairtrade Break”

at the Discovery Centre on 4 March

Nearly 1400 people came to the Discovery Centre on March 4th. Many of them joined us for a well deserved break and found out how to put FAIRTRADE into their break and so give all those hard working Fairtrade producers a break too.

Councillor Lynn Hook, Mayor of Gosport, 2016-17, plays Breaks and Ladders it  Fairtrade Fortnight event

Councillor Lynn Hook, Mayor of Gosport, 2016-17, plays Breaks and Ladders at Fairtrade Fortnight event in the Discovery Centre

There was plenty to do and taste for all the family:

  • playing a game of Breaks and Ladders – no snakes but banana skins to slip up on instead!
  • Quizzes and competitions;
  • tasting Fairtrade quinoa and mango fruit salad, chocolate from the Co-op, Waitrose and Divine, dried fruits from Tropical Wholefoods and nuts from Liberation.
  • There were also  Fairtrade products to buy from the Traidcraft stall and the Help Palestine stall.

 

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, puts Fairtrade into her break , at the Co-op stall at the Discovery Centre event

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, puts Fairtrade into her break , at the Co-op stall at the Discovery Centre event

Tasting Fairtrade Quinola and tropical Wholefoods mango fruit salad

Tasting Fairtrade Quinola and tropical Wholefoods mango fruit salad

Many thanks, for the donation of Fairtrade products for prizes, to:

the Southern Co-operative,

the Coop,

Waitrose,

Tesco

 

GFA could not have put on this event without the help of:

the Discovery Centre staff

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students from St Vincent College

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The Bookworm Cafe served Fairtrade coffee throughout the Fortnight.

 

 

 

Sketch of Town Hall display 2017

 

Fairtrade at the Council Offices Reception Area

A display of posters about how Fairtrade combats exploitation was mounted and the public was invited to play Breaks and Ladders on a giant games board on the table by the display. It was there for the duration of the Fortnight.

 

Fairtrade Assemblies and Breaks in schools

GFA made a short PowerPoint about breaks, showing how children of non-Fairtrade producers work long hours in dangerous conditions. In contrast, children of Fairtrade farmers are not allowed to undertake dangerous work or long hours that prevent them attending school and enjoying some leisure – they benefit, too, from the Fairtrade premium, which is spent by their community on such things as improving schools and equipment and better health provision.

This has been updated for use at any time – it is in two parts  - take a look here:

Time for a Break – Part 1   (10 slides)

Time for a Break – Part 2   (13 slides)

or Contact us if you would like a copy.