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Ealing Fairtrade Award Winners 2014

Ealing Fairtrade Award Winners 2014

This year we held our first ever Fairtrade Awards. Here are the fantastic winners.

Retailer

The Cooperative has won the award for Fairtrade Retailer.  In addition to selling a wide range of Fairtrade products in their stores, including 100% Fairtrade bananas, the Co-operative is committed to supporting local Fairtrade groups.  This year they have contributed to our Fairtrade Fortnight Pop Up shop and to our Ealing Hospital Fair, and their regular voucher donations have played a vital role in financing Ealing Fairtrade Group’s events and activities.

School

The School award goes to Greenford High School.  The school has promoted Fairtrade through a variety of activities including a series of assemblies organized and led by Ealing Fairtrade Group member and GHS student Devi Joshi.  Through these activities all the school’s pupils have been introduced to the principles of fair trade.  This year the school made a generous donation of funds to the borough group, collected from staff and students as part of their Sport Relief events.

Place of Worship 

Our Lady and St Joseph’s Hanwell has won the Ealing Fairtrade Award for Place of Worship.  A Fairtrade parish, the Church runs regular Traidcraft stalls, selling £500 worth of fairly traded goods and £450 worth of Christmas cards each year. The church also supports the WOW bag project, which gives a livelihood to women in the Philippines, and sells the colourful bags, made from recycled drinks cartons, at stalls and events throughout the borough and beyond.

Community Group

The Community Group award goes to the West London Trade Union Club in Acton. As an independent co-operative owned collectively by its members, the Club sees Fair Trade ideals as an extension of their own co-operative principles. They demonstrate their commitment to Fair Trade by serving only Fair Trade wines. The Club supported Ealing Fairtrade Group by hosting and helping to organize our 10th Anniversary Celebration during Fairtrade Fortnight 2013.

Christina Stringer Award

This is a special award in memory of our former group member and friend Christina Stringer.  Christina was a staunch supporter of Fair Trade and worked tirelessly not only to ensure Ealing became a Fairtrade borough, but also to achieve Fairtrade status for the  Diocese of London.

Christina sadly died last year and we wanted to remember her by giving this award to an individual campaigner who shows similar devotion to promoting Fairtrade.

We have chosen Les Doble of St Christopher’s Church, Hanwell.  According to the Vicar of St Christopher’s, Liz Moody, “Les is 83 years old and faithfully runs our Fairtrade stall every week (he might take Christmas off!). He orders the goods, sets out the stall and encourages people to buy Fairtrade. He also keeps a Traidcraft catalogue handy. He is thoroughly and 100% committed.”

We would like to thank all our award winners for their commitment to Fairtrade and for their contribution to maintaining Ealing as a Fairtrade Borough. 

Ealing Fairtrade Awards update

Ealing Fairtrade Awards update

In response to several requests, we have added an extra category to the Ealing Fairtrade Awards – Place of Worship – and have extended the closing date for nominations to Monday 8th September.

To enter, all you need to do is send us an email to info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk.  In 50 words or less, plus a photo if you wish, tell us which Fairtrade products are used, and how your organisation spreads the word about Fairtrade. 

For example:

  • Nominate your place of worship if it uses, serves or sells Fairtrade products, or has organised any Fairtrade activities or events in the past year.
  • If you work in any organisation based in the London borough of Ealing, you can nominate your workplace / office for  an award.
  • Does your business, school, college, nursery, place of worship or community group use Fairtrade products?
  • Does your school or college teach about Fairtrade or have you organised any activities or initiatives to promote Fairtrade?
  • Or could you nominate a local shop, cafe or pub that sells or serves Fairtrade products?
  • Don’t forget Fairtrade beauty products, flowers, clothing, sports balls and jewellery as well as the more widely known foods and drinks.

The aim of the Awards is to increase sales of and support for Fairtrade amongst local public, private and voluntary sector organisations, by promoting those that support Fairtrade and encouraging others to do more. 

You can nominate in the following categories:

  • Restaurants/cafes/pubs
  • Retailers
  • Hotels and guest houses
  • Schools
  • Places of worship
  • Private nurseries and daycare
  • Universities and colleges
  • Workplaces
  • Suppliers

Awards presented Autumn 2014. 

We are a Fairtrade Borough

We are a Fairtrade Borough

Ealing Fairtrade Awards 2014

Ealing Fairtrade Awards 2014

For any organisation in the London borough of Ealing that sells, uses or promotes Fairtrade. 

If you work in any organisation based in the London borough of Ealing, you can nominate your workplace / office for a Fairtrade award if you use Fairtrade products.

The deadline for nominations is 31st July. Awards will be made in the following categories:

  • Restaurants/cafes/pubs
  • Retailers
  • Hotels and guest houses
  • Schools
  • Private nurseries and daycare
  • Universities and colleges
  • Workplaces
  • Suppliers

Nominate your company in 50 words or less, photo optional, letting us know why your office or workplace should win this category award in our first Ealing Fairtrade Awards, 2014.

Please send entries or any queries on the awards to Jackie Whitaker at info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk by 31 July 2014.

Awards presented Autumn 2014. 

We are a Fairtrade Borough

We are a Fairtrade Borough