Fairtrade Fortnight Breakfast Finale

Fairtrade Fortnight went out with a bang in Matlock last Sunday evening. Matlock Mayor Steve Flitter along with other Town Councillors and members of the public attended the Late, Late Fairtrade Breakfast event hosted by Third Space church in Imperial Rooms. Welcome Fairtrade drinks kicked off the event where people were invited to take part…

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 Events

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…

MATLOCK SUCCESSFULLY RENEWS ITS FAIRTRADE TOWN STATUS ONCE AGAIN

Members of Matlock’s Fairtrade Town Committee presented the Renewal Certificate of Fairtrade Town Status to the Mayor Steve Flitter and members of Matlock Town Council on Monday evening and thanked them for their support. The town had the prestigious award renewed for the fourth time in 2015.  Matlock was first awarded the Fairtrade status in…

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…

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…

Fairtrade Football Competition 2015

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….

“Investing In a Fairer World”

We recently had an email from Phil Shore who is a volunteer who raises awareness about the organisation Shared Interest. We asked him to write a blog for the website to tell us about the work Shared Interest are involved in.     “Have you ever thought: “How can I directly invest in Fairtrade farmers…

The Bake Off in Matlock

The Matlock Fairtrade Bake Off was awaited with eager anticipation. We had sixteen entries, eight adults and eight from those aged fourteen and under. We were so busy with the entries, refreshments and working with our fabulous judges we only managed a few photographs. Here are a few to give you a flavour of the…