Find out about Fairtrade Events in your area

DSCN4394Do come along and support your Fairtrade Town and the work they are doing to make trade more ethical and help producers who are often struggling against discrimination and injustice. 


Below are events that will be happening in the area during February and March. Let us know if you know of any other events.


Fairtrade Fortnight 27.2.17 – 12.3.17



February 27th – March 12th 2017


Much of the work in Fairtrade Fortnight  is focussed in schools.

Before the Fortnight

Lessons will be held in both Castleview Primary, and Tansley Primary to familiarise pupils with the idea of Fairtrade.

During the Fortnight :

Thursday 2nd March, classes of children will be baking all day in Tansley Primary using Fairtrade ingredients

Friday 3rd March, parents and  children will watch an assembly at Tansley Primary followed by a Big Brew event

Monday 6th March, An assembly at St. Joseph’s Primary

Thursday 9th March, An assembly at St. Giles Primary

Following on from Fairtrade Fortnight



Saturday 18th March

10 – 12 noon.  

All are welcome


Fairtrade Fortnight will soon be upon us and the following arrangements have been made to celebrate Fairtrade, make it more widely known and supported in Darley Dale and nearby villages. There will be a  Traidcraft Big Brew Coffee Morning or Tea Party with Fairtrade tea, including different teas to taste, coffee, cakes and biscuits and a stall with food and some craft items for sale.


The Whitworth Terrace will be serving Fairtrade teas and coffee and some other items throughout the Fortnight.

Tuesday       28.02.17.    Wesleyan Reform Chapel,  Winster   10.30 am

Wednesday 01.03.17     Greenaway Workshop, Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale  10.30 am

Friday           03.03.17.    Wensley Reading Room    10.00 am

Monday       06.03.17      Churchtown Primary School     Tea Party after  school        3.30 pm

Tuesday       07.03.17      Darley Dale Primary School       Tea Party after school          3.30 pm

Thursday      09.03.17  St. Elphin’s     Traidcraft Stall in St. Elphin’s House        10 am – 12.30

Friday           10.03.17      Dale Road Methodist Church Hall  (St. Helen’s Ladies)     10.30 am.

       ”                      ”           South Darley Primary School      Tea Party after school        3.30 pm

Saturday      11.03.17.      St. Helen’s Church Hall.    10.30 am

Thursday     16.03.17      St. John’s Church, Winster    Coffee Morning    10.30 am

Wirksworth Fairtrade

Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Saturday the 4th March

10am – 12pm

Memorial Hall Farmers Market.


Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 Events

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 logo

Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers!

29 February – 13 March

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.

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.

We are trying to get as many people as possible to eat a Fairtrade breakfast in Matlock during Fairtrade Fortnight?

If you are planning an event let us know.

How about:         Cooperative bananas

  • A Fairtrade banana on your porridge or melting some Fairtrade chocolate in it. 
  • Fairtrade marmalade, honey or jam on your toast.
  • To wash it all down Fairtrade tea, coffee, hot chocolate or fruit juice. 

No time for breakfast? Try a takeaway Fairtrade drink on the go from cafes in town with a crunchy energy giving Geo Bar Fairtrade cereal snack. 

What is happening in the Derbyshire Dales?


Some local schools are holding Fairtrade Breakfast events. 

  • Tansley Primary on Wednesday 2nd March
  • St. Josephs Catholic Primary Thursday 3rd March 


Let us know if your school is planning anything

Third Space/Soul Space event is holding The Late Late Fairtrade Breakfast at Imperial Rooms on Sunday 13th March from 6.30 – 8.30. All are welcome but please let us know by email if you plan to come to avoid the disappointment of the food running out.

Darley Dale                                                                               There will be a Fairtrade Breakfast everyday in Darley Dale during Fairtrade Fortnight.  Keep your eyes open for further details.


Wirksworth are holding a Fairtrade Breakfast Cafe event at the Farmers Market on Saturday 5th March from 10am to 12 noon.

Autumn News

Looking back over the last couple of months there are two items of interest that have happened in Matlock on the Fairtrade Front?

The New Season Fairtrade Football Tournament

After 10 years of running the Fairtrade Football Tournament in Matlock the engraved and much sort after trophy was full of the winning teams names. It was time for a new one. The tournament moved to September from May so introducing children in years 5 and 6 to Fairtrade at the beginning of the school year and this all felt like the beginning of a new era.

The competition took place on the afternoon of 30th September. The sun shone down as local schoolchildren who took part in the annual Fairtrade Football Tournament at Cavendish Fields. Eight teams representing five schools, All Saints’, St Joseph’s, St Giles, Tansley and Wirksworth Junior schools competed for the trophy in a fine show of football which was enjoyed by many enthusiastic supporters, including Matlock Mayor, Steve Flitter, who presented the trophies.  The winning team was All Saints’ B, but the margin was very close. Joint second were St Joseph’s A and Wirksworth although goal difference took St Joseph’s into second place as they managed  an amazing 15 goals that afternoon.

The winner of the Fair Play Award was chosen by the referees and the trophy presented to St Joseph’s B team. Children were reminded by organiser Laura Stevens, of Matlock Fairtrade Group, of the principles of Fairtrade and as usual each school was given a
Fairtrade football to take back to school with them. The tournament has now been running for 11 consecutive years and the Fairtrade Group would like to thank all the schools for taking part in what everyone agrees is an excellent tournament.


This year’s winners All Saints’ B with Matlock Mayor Steve Flitter

Fairtrade Town Status Renewed

Matlock has retained it’s Fairtrade Town Status and the town’s Fairtrade Town Steering Committee are looking forward to planning Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

Sit Down For Breakfast and Stand Up for Farmers

29th February – 13th March 

Look out for a Big Breakfast near you


Cuppa Call In

Last Wednesday the children from the cooking club at Tansley Primary School cooked up a treat for the locals. They made delicious Fairtrade iced biscuits decorated with cherries. Helen Pearson who runs the cooking club took the biscuits along with some members of the cooking club to an appreciative audience at the Cuppa Call In event at Holy Trinity Church, Tansley.  Click on children and then Fairtrade.


Members of Cuppa Call In said “It was such a lovely gesture and the biscuits were gorgeous”.

Fairtrade Football Competition 2015

The net bulges as All Saints 'A' score.

Blue skies and bright sunshine greeted teams competing in the annual Fairtrade Football Tournament at Cavendish Fields. Six teams from four local primary schools took part.

Laura Stevens organised the event for the ninth year running. Before the football kicked-off she talked to the children about Fairtrade and explained the importance of using Fairtrade footballs. Each school was given a Fairtrade football after the tournament.

The referees were all from Highfields School, and most of them had played in the competition themselves when they were at primary school.

The tournament took the form of a league with all the teams playing each other. The Mayor of Matlock, Councillor Steve Flitter presented the trophies.

St. Giles were worthy champions and the only unbeaten team in the tournament. 

St. Giles celebrate as champions.

St. Giles celebrate as champions.

The referees unanimously awarded the Fair Play Trophy to St. Joseph’s ‘A’.

St. Joseph's 'A', winners of the Fair Play Trophy.

St. Joseph’s ‘A’, winners of the Fair Play Trophy.