Help Westminster become a Fairtrade diocese, we only need ten more parishes to make the Fairtrade commitment.
All you have to do is swap Parish treats like sugar, coffee and tea for Fairtrade certified brands and organise an awareness raising / fundraising event in your Parish.
CAFOD founded the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992 along with Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, the World Development Movement and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
Tony Sheen from CAFOD Westminster said: “We believe we are all part of the global food system – which means we have the power to change it. Changing the food we buy and choosing products from Fairtrade companies is one of the ways we can help tackle poverty. Fairtrade fortnight is a brilliant time to raise awareness for the equality of workers all over the world providing our food and belongings, but it doesn’t need to stop there.”
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George RC Church, one of Westminster’s active Parish’s held a fantastic Fairtrade breakfast mass for Fairtrade fortnight last week. Together alongside Confirmation and Justice and Peace, CAFOD volunteers provided a fantastic, hearty, brunch of Fairtrade cereals, breakfast bars, Juice, Marmalade, Coffee and Tea.
CAFOD schools volunteer, Christina also ran a Fairtrade lesson and games to help teach the importance of Fairtrade during the children’s liturgy.
Eight Catholic dioceses’ are already Fairtrade certified, will your Parish be one of the lucky ten making Westminster the ninth?
“By supporting Fairtrade we are joining our global neighbours in solidarity, to help tackle poverty all over the world.”