Welcome to our Website!
Product of the month for February
This is Fairtrade chocolate so good that Beyonce melts it down and uses it as bathwater*.
Available at Waitrose and Oxfam
I have no idea why it's lying in the half melted snow, but apparently that was quite important
(*May not be true. In fact that sounds quite dangerous)
This is a wonderful initiative aimed at getting you, YES YOU, to buy from Leighton-Linslade's excellent local outlets.
They're very much into Fairtrade, as are we. Please visit them.
We're going to be working with them over the next year and beyond, so keep an eye on things developing. Or don't. It's up to you, really.
We did a talk at the Bees Knees, who are a group of Leighton Buzzard businesswomen.
Look, someone's got to say it. Bees don't have knees. Just joints.
We give you chocolate. You listen to how great Fairtrade is for 11 seconds. Win-Win.
M&S FT chocolate is excellent. It includes a 100% strength chocolate bar. That would curdle yoghurt 100m away.
A massive thanks to M&S for all their help and chocolate.
It needed more organisation than D-Day, more hard work than a Fortnite training schedule, and more belief in its eventual arrival than a bag of frogs, but the supermarket Fairtrade league table is now out:
All those who doubted it was going to happen, hang your heads in shame. Good has triumphed over evil, the universe is set straight in its course, and frogs are about to become our new overlords.
In the meantime, please continue to buy Fairtrade items, available at our local supermarkets as above.
We just got renewed!
Now, that heading has been on this page since Tony Blair was Prime Minister. But it just happened again!!
So we're really happy, and we were celebrating late into the night by consuming lots of Fairtrade products (chocolate, wine good for that, roses less so).
At long last, here is the certificate, if you like that sort of thing:
What? You want to know more? Goodness, that's never happened before. Well, here's the link:
Chocolate Giveaway part 2
Seconds of chocolate? Apparently, because we also did a giveaway at Morrisons. Have you ever tried their FT chocolate? If not, add that to your bucket list.
And a massive thanks to Morrisons for their help and chocolate.
Where have we been?
The money ran out, so we went off for a bit. Actually, if you can offer us free hosting, we'd like you lots and tell our friends you're great and everything. Let's talk.
Fuzzy Buzzy does he cause the applause just because
AKA Fairtrade product of the month for December.
Lillypuds Christmas pudding available in Oxfam, unless it's sold out, in which case it isn't.
We decided on that heading because this is a display at Trinity Methodist Church. Sometimes headlines are really easy to write.
This is linked to the Oxjam live music event on 5th October. Rock and Roll!!
Apparently it's 25 years since the Fairtrade mark was introduced. Who knew?
Well this lot, apparently. Because they were in London celebrating.
That's a big banana. Wouldn't like to get that home on the train.
Have you got a minute?
Of course you do. You were only going to do something pointless on social media.
So here's something worth doing. The Fairtrade Foundation have a petition going on. It's to the Prime Minister, insert name of current PM.
We're just asking the PM to take the exploitation out of our chocolate (It's like taking prawn out of our chocolate. Best done.)
Please sign. It's easy. So,so easy.
Even More Importantly
We have an updated FAQ section!
(No-one was asking the questions in the old one.)
Click on the "FAQ" tab for details.
How We Got Here
On 20th January 2006, in front of an enthusiastic audience (mostly awake), Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, Harriet Lamb, presented Town Mayor Councillor Mark Freeman with a certificate conferring Fairtrade Town status on Leighton-Linslade.
We are Bedfordshire's first Fairtrade Town!
In order to qualify for Fair Trade Town status, we had to complete five separate goals. These are explained on the 5 goals page (nothing to do with football please note), and other sections will tell you how we continue to do the paperwork to satisfy them.
If you feel inspired to get involved with our organisation, or can help in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you- see contact section.
If not, but would like to support Fair Trade in other ways, the website has ideas. These are for the home, workplace, where you shop…
We also have a section detailing why buying Fair Trade matters, another with useful links, and random sections for old news.
Who knows what delights you might find? It could be a recipe, a newsletter, or the steering committee singing the Banana Song.
Is it Fairtrade?
Over 2,000 products now carry the Fairtrade mark which is your independent guarantee that the product really does make a difference to some of the poorest farmers in the world.
We are so close to 5000 hits. Or we're over 5000 hits. I sometimes forget to check. Well, most times, truth be told.
Because they're gnomes.
This is the project by Cedars school. You get a pretty picture of a gnome and stick it in a prominent place to cheer everyone up. These are all Fairtrade gnomes.
A big well done to all involved.
I guess charity begins at gnome.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021
We're not doing any live events this year, for reasons that you'll be aware of unless you've just arrived from another planet. In which case the Fairtrade committee surrender immediately and pledge allegiance to our new alien overlords. Please force humanity to buy Fairtrade.
But the Fairtrade Foundation is having a Carnival of events, a Celebration of all things Fairtrade, a Festival for us all.
Follow the link and enjoy yourselves!