Brenda’s harvest swansong in Sheringham
An outdoor Fairtrade stall at Sheringham Methodists’ recent harvest weekend marked the retirement of Brenda Smith from leading “Fairtrade for Sheringham”. Tony Rothe reports.
The Fairtrade group held their Traidcraft stall on the grass outside St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Sheringham, as part of its Harvest Festival weekend celebrations. The theme was ‘Change begins with a bicycle’ and people were invited to write prayers and post them onto a bicycle. The Traidcraft stall selling Fairtrade goods, did brisk business raising £90, and gifts were also received for the Cromer Foodbank. All of this was achieved following the ‘six-person’ guidelines!
The ‘Fairtrade for Sheringham' group has also announced that its founding member, Mrs Brenda Smith, has decided, for personal reasons, to take a back seat for a time. Madeleine Ashcroft, Mayor of Sheringham, said “Brenda has headed up this group for 17 years and her hard work and dedication has resulted in Sheringham being declared a ‘Fairtrade’ Town, which has been no easy task. Brenda will be sorely missed, although she will still be ‘mentoring’ those taking over the reins and keeps a keen interest in the work of Traidcraft and all it achieves in ensuring producers receive a fair price for their goods.”
Madeleine urged residents to look out for the Fairtrade notices in local shops, thus supporting them and Fairtrade.
Information regarding future ordering of Fairtrade goods can be obtained from:
Jean Parton: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01263 821600
or Barbara George: email@example.com or on 01263 822003.
Traidcraft Christmas cards can now be ordered, and a catalogue showing the cards available can now be obtained from Jean or Barbara.
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