Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, Enfield celebrated the importance of how our shopping habits can positively affect those in the developing world with its annual Fairtrade Fayre on Sunday, 30 October 2011.
The event was organized by Malcolm Green of the parish’s Justice and Peace Group, and featured information on the fairtrade movement and ethos as well as an abundance of fairtrade goods and handicrafts. Among the stalls was a Traidcraft stall run by Nancye Piper as well as a CAFOD stall run by volunteers Michael Walsh and Rosemary Dalton. A popular item for sale was a new beautiful Salvatorian nativity set, hand painted and produced by CAFOD Partners in El Salvador, for only £11.50.
In all, the CAFOD stall raised £255, which will directly support its work in El Salvador and over 40 other countries around the world.
Missed the fayre but still want to find a gift that will make a huge difference to people in developing countries? Check out the CAFOD World Gifts Catalog, filled with Christmas gifts that will make a world of difference. There’s something for everyone, with gifts to suit every budget, taste, age and aim, everything from goats to bicycles, teaching someone to read or providing a safe water supply. You can even create a virtual village to fundraise with friends, family, class, or parish community. For the full catalogue, visit cafod.org.uk/worldgifts. Order your world gift by 20 November 2011 and you can enter to win one of five pairs of receipe books signed by Dermot O’Leary and Delia Smith! (Full terms and conditions available at cafod.org.uk/worldgiftsdraw).
You can also order christmas cards and gifts online through Traidcraft. Visit http://cafod.traidcraftshop.co.uk/ to see the full selection.