NEWS: Sainsbury’s Fairtrade Campaign in Cambridge

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CAFOD campaigners outside Sainsbury’s

 

Cambridge CAFOD campaigners held demonstration outside Sainsbury’s in Sidney Street on October 28. Passers-by were encouraged to take a leaflet explaining that Sainsbury’s have dropped the Fairtrade Mark from their own-brand tea and replaced it with their own “Fairly Traded” label instead and invited to sign a petition protesting this. Petitions were handed in to the shop manager.

One of the protestors, Mary Watkins, CAFOD contact for St Laurence’s parish, said: “The Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised and trusted independent ethical label in the world and has proved it can make a difference to the lives of millions of farmers and workers in developing countries.

“Sainsbury’s self-run “Fairly Traded” scheme is not the same. It wasn’t set up independently and is completely controlled by Sainsbury’s. Most importantly it takes control away from farmers who have told Sainsbury’s they want to stick with the Fairtrade Mark system.”  Find out more on the CAFOD website

You can sign the petition at: www.change.org/dontditchfairtrade

World Gifts, CAFOD’s alternative charity gifts. The new Christmas Catalogue is now here!

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Free World Gifts tea towel when you spend £50 or over!

Christmas is coming! Every year we are inviting you to check out our World Gifts Catalogue. It is a range of charity gifts that will delight the people you give them to. You will also help transform the lives of poor communities and families in developing countries.

The new ‘Christmas Catalogue’ shows a wonderful variety of gifts. This year we have include some new gifts such as: ‘Birth Certificate’, ‘Solar Lamp’ or ‘Gift of Play’. Our online store offers a fabulous selection of quality presents that are also great Secret Santa gift ideas.

Have a look in our gift guides and find the perfect charity gift for your family and friends. You can also get a Free World Gifts tea towel when you spend £50 or over!

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If you are looking for something different, we suggest you show your love and support for CAFOD with our amazing printed t-shirts, jumpers or accessories – made from organic cotton. Proceeds help fund our work with communities across the world. You can check out more about our CAFOD Official Fundraising Store here, it is an amazing online store.

Order online, ask for the catalogue in your Parish to order by phone.