Enfield Parish Fairtrade event – Calls on Sainsbury’s to reintroduce their Fairtrade Tea.

Beena Cakes

The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George Enfield organised their annual Fairtrade Parish Event last Sunday 5th November after all Masses.

Parishioners and volunteers set out a variety of stalls promoting the importance of Fairtrade. Stall holders included CAFOD, Traidcraft and Oxfam.

The event simultaneously promoted CAFOD’s current campaigns in particular the Sainsbury’s campaign.

Fairtrade aims to change the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries where producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.
Making simple changes to the food we buy and choosing products from Fairtrade companies bearing the Fairtrade logo is one of the ways we can make a positive contribution to alleviating poverty.

Coffee with CAFOD

Fairtrade Logo

Recently Sainsbury’s have abandoned Fairtrade certification on some of their own-brand tea products and replaced this with their own scheme instead, known as ‘Fairly Traded’.

CAFOD is calling on supporters to write to their local Sainsbury’s in support of the re-instatement of their Fairtrade tea.

Signed letters were collected from the Parish and local community and will be presented next week to the local Highlands Village branch of Sainsbury’s in Southgate requesting the re-instatement of Fairtrade tea in their product line.  46 letters in total.

For further details of our Sainsbury’s campaign, please click here

Furthermore, an additional 99 signatures were collected for the Brazil Maua Petition and 31 Power to be Cards signed.

Those who attended were also treated to delicious freshly baked homemade Fairtrade cakes on the Cakes stall which raised £40.  The CAFOD stall also raised donations.

Angela Traidraft Stall

A big thank you to all who attended and for your continued support.


St John’s School, Baldock ‘Care for one another’ and ‘share’

St John’s School, Baldock, ‘Care for one another’ and ‘share’ in recent school visit from CAFOD.

Year 6 – Microphones of God

Year 6 – Microphones of God

St Johns Primary recently welcomed Tania Dalton from CAFOD’s Latin America Team who shared her experiences of the work of CAFOD partners in El Salvador and Peru as part of their current RE project on building the Kingdom of God and putting faith into action. Continue reading

Fairtrade Fortnight and the Westminster Fairtrade Diocese Campaign 2017

CAFOD encourage us all to become a Fairtrade diocese in partnership with Westminster Justice and Peace.

Westminster Justice and Peace in partnership with CAFOD, putting Fairtrade in their break at Fairtrade talk.

Westminster Justice and Peace in partnership with CAFOD, putting Fairtrade in their break at Fairtrade talk.

Westminster Justice and Peace are pleased to announce that there are now 95 parishes in the diocese signed up to Fairtrade, and in partnership with CAFOD we are pressing on to become a Fairtrade diocese.

In partnership with Westminster Justice and Peace, CAFOD assisted to organised two important talks during Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March) on Brexit and its implications for trade justice.  Mary Milne in Hitchin and Emilie Schultze in Holborn, along with the Campaigns team for the Traidcraft company, who explained that leaving the EU will probably mean leaving both the Single Market and the Customs Union, so that all trade negotiations will need to be renegotiated.  Continue reading