St Paul the Apostle, Parish, Wood Green signs up to Fairtrade.
Congratulations of St Paul the Apostle, Parish in Wood Green, who has just attained Fairtrade status.
We are now getting very close to making Westminster a Fairtrade Diocese. In order to achieve this, we need over half the Parishes to sign up.
If your Parish currently doesn’t have Fairtrade status and we hope that you might help it to achieve this?
It is quite simple for a Parish to apply. Here is a link to the details of what your parish needs to commit to and the actual application form on the CAFOD web page.
It involves a commitment for your parish to have Fairtrade refreshments such as tea and coffee available at Parish meetings and to hold one activity per year promoting Fairtrade in your Parish.
When we buy products with the Fairtrade Mark, we support farmers and workers in the developing world as they work to improve their lives and their communities.
The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. The standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.
Would it be possible to make your Parish Fairtrade with the support of your Parish Priest?
Could you or another parishioner be a named contact for this work?
Please let us know if your Parish could be one of the final 3 needed to make Westminster a Fairtrade Diocese. Contact Tony 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Say YES to Fairtrade and NO to injustice!