Fairtrade Fortnight in Winchester

Press Release: 13/02/2008

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Winchester is currently bidding for Fairtrade town status. The five key goals - including a resolution passed by Winchester City Council to support Fairtrade - have been acheived.  

Join the Winchester City Fairtrade Network today.

2008 Events Calendar

From February 25 to March 9 2008 Winchester will be taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight and a number of events have been organised in the area

Your Fairtrade Morning Coffee is available from:

  • The Little Sanctuary, Jewry Street (opposite the Discovery Centre)
  • United Church Coffee Bar, Jewry Street.
  • The Patisserie Coffee Shop, on the Bridge.
  • Café Revive at Marks and Spencer, High Street.
  • Hotel du Vin Bistro, Southgate Street
  • The Courtyard Café, behind Tourist Office in the Guildhall

Fairtrade Goods Sale:
Fairtrade jewellery, crafts, and other goods are on sale in the United Church (in the room beyond the Coffee Bar), Jewry Street.
- Wednesday 27 February and Wednesday 5 March from 10am - 2pm

‘The Real Cost of Coffee’:
A discussion on Fairtrade from the producers’ point of view. Delmar Lopez, general manager of Mas Café, a coffee-producing co-operative in the Chiapas region of Mexico and Willington Wamayeye, project director of Gumutindo Co-operative Coffee Enterprise in Mbale, Uganda, will be the speakers at this meeting at the Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester. Refreshments will be served.
- Thursday 28 February at 5.30pm

The University of Winchester obtained Fairtrade status in October 2007 and will be celebrating this achievement during Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Breakfast:
Everyone is welcome to breakfast at the Friends Meeting House, Colebrook Street. Donations to Quaker Peace and Social Witness.
- Saturday 1 March, 8.30 to 11.30am

Discover Fair Trade with Hampshire Development Education Centre:
Look at resources, sample some Fair Trade food and drinks and find out more about Fair Trade at Falcon House, Romsey Road.
- Tuesday 4 March from 4pm to 5.30pm

Fairtrade Clothes Show
An opportunity to see and buy Fairtrade clothes at St Luke’s Church, Stanmore. Speaker Robert Hutchison, Chairman of the Winchester City Fairtrade Network. Also Traidcraft goods for sale, raffle, Fairtrade tea, coffee and cakes. Admission £2.
- Friday 7 March at 7.30pm

Fairtrade Breakfast:
Everyone is invited to a Fairtrade Breakfast at St Mark’s Church Oliver’s Battery. Book your place with Rosemary Dunhill (01962 869007) Donations to Traidcraft Exchange
- Sunday 9 March at 9am (following the 8am Service)

Be sure to visit your local supermarket during Fairtrade Fortnight for a selection of Fairtrade goods. There are now more than 3,000 Fairtrade Foundation certified products on sale.

Find out about the Greenleaf tourism scheme in Winchester - part of a national pilot for sustainable tourism in the UK.