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Fairtrade fundraising fun
2:25pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Chloe Gallagher, front, with Joan Lovejoy, Hazel Page and Daphne Bowes at the Fairtrade coffee morning in Pickering
FAIRTRADE Fortnight was marked across Ryedale with a number of sales and events to raise money and awareness.
Organiser Janice Gwilliam said: “We had a range of crafts on display from textiles, cane weaving, pottery, toy making, woodcrafts, weaving and knitting with local wool to wire making, jewellery and clothes.
“The Fairtrade items came from all over the world and most of the local crafts were made within about 10 miles of Malton.”
The group also sold Fairtrade rice, as part of a Yorkshire Fairtrade challenge to sell half a tonne of rice during Fairtrade Fortnight In Pickering, the Fairtrade group held a coffee morning at the town’s Memorial Hall.
The Fairtrade refreshments raised £100, while the Fairtrade goods stall raised a further £200.
Joan Lovejoy, one of the organisers, said: “The coffee morning went well and was well-attended, with the home-made Fairtrade cakes especially popular.”
Pupils at Amotherby Primary School got involved in a number of activities as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 baked banana muffins, flapjacks and chocolate crunchies with Fairtrade products, while Year 2 youngsters wrote poems on the topic. Year 4 created their own Adrinka symbols and Year 5 designed Rangoli coasters. Children also invited parents and friends to a coffee morning in the school hall.
Headteacher Sue Knowles, said: “Thank you to all parents and friends of the school who attended. We raised £52 which will be donated to Oxfam which in turn supports Fairtrade projects.”
More than 30 pupils at Crakye CE Primary School took part in a Fairtrade bake-off judged by their vicar, the Rev Liz Hassall.
Headteacher Gail Brown said: “The event was a huge success and comes on the back of us celebrating an outstanding judgment in our church school inspection which followed our outstanding Ofsted.”