St Martin's Church, Bradley is a Fairtrade Church. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade guarantees to you, the buyer, that farmers, growers and small-scale producers are getting a fair deal. It is an alternative approach to conventional international trade. If a product is part of the Fairtrade system, farmers are:•Paid a guaranteed minimum price that covers costs and exceeds the world market price
By requiring companies to pay above market prices and offer long-term contracts, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. The purpose of Fairtrade is not merely to avoid exploitation of suppliers but to help make a real improvement in people’s lives.
Fairtrade enables small producers to have more control over their lives: they can plan and invest in their future. For 500,000 workers and farmers in the developing world, Fairtrade means better education for their children, improved health care and respect.
When you see the Fairtrade mark on any product, you can be safe in the knowledge that the product you are about to buy will guarantee people in the developing world, a better life and a better future.
Slimming World meet every Tuesday from 9:30am - 11:00am and from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Contact 07547771319 or visit the Slimming World website for more information.
These are the groups that we run at St Martin's where you are welcome to attend. Click each poster for a larger sized version.
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