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Petersfield is a Fair Trade townPetersfield Fairtrade Group

The Petersfield Fairtrade Group organise stalls at church meetings, and hold a special event during Fairtrade Fortnight each year. This is to raise awareness of the importance of buying Fairtrade goods to help some of the poorest in the world. We try to involve local schools in these events.   The group consists of  Marie-Claire Greening, Mary Morgan, Sharon Skrzypczak, Olivia Tottle and Debbie Williams.

Fairtrade Art Shop: February 2019

Petersfield is proud to be a Fairtrade Town. We achieved this status 10 years ago in recognition of our commitment to promoting and supporting Fairtrade.

To mark this important anniversary, the Petersfield Fairtrade Group (PFG) is organising a ‘Fairtrade Art Shop’ for next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (25 February to 10 March 2019). The idea is to display pieces of artwork during these two weeks to get people thinking about Fairtrade. These pieces will include contributions from as much of the Petersfield community as possible - schools, art societies, social and craft groups, churches, youth and scouting groups, etc. Each group is being asked to produce a piece of artwork, in their chosen media, that can be exhibited either in a shop window or a public space.

The PFG is working in collaboration with the Art Shop initiative which saw some local schools displaying artwork with a ‘Vintage’ theme in selected shops on Lavant Street for a fortnight in April/May this year. The initiative was such a success that the organisers are eager to extend it to a much wider community as a celebration of local art while using ‘Fairtrade’ as the exhibition’s theme.

Artwork may reflect any of Fairtrade’s initiatives, products, our status as a Fairtrade Town or the farmers and their communities whose lives are improved as a result of Fairtrade. Please see www.fairtrade.org.uk for inspiration. The brief is broad and open! The PFG will liaise with shops and public spaces to find the most appropriate place to display work throughout the town.

If you would like to participate in this community project and have not already registered your interest, then please e-mail PetersfieldFairTrade@gmail.com with your contact details.

Download a leaflet:

1. Entry Form

2. Display a leaflet in a shop, church or public area

 
Entry Form   Display a leaflet in a shop, church or public area

 


 

We also have a Twitter account now (@FTPetersfield) which has some photos of this year's coffee morning:

See the national Faitrade web site

Fairtrade products are usually sold at the annual Christian Aid simple lunch, held in February every year.

Reports of Fairtrade activities in and around Petersfield:

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