© 2013 Trinity United Reformed Church - Milton Grove, Wigan, WN1 2PG
“A poor man’s field may produce an abundant harvest
but injustice sweeps it away.” Proverbs 13:23
Traidcraft is a Christian organisation that promotes fair trade for producers in developing countries by paying a fair price for goods, with guaranteed minimum prices where market forces sometimes drive prices down. Traidcraft also provides business advice and financial support to allow people to start sustainable businesses in developing countries.
Trinity has supported Traidcraft for over 25 years.
As you are probably aware, Traidcraft is the stall we run to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves, throughout the World by fighting poverty through trade. The ‘Let It Grow’ campaign is to help farmers, families and communities build a better future.
There are four of us in the team: - Pat Harman, Pam Wheal, Petra Guenther and myself. We aim to do a Traidcraft Stall on the first Sunday of each month and hopefully expand to other Sundays where possible.
I was happy to take Traidcraft on and would like to thank everyone for their support. I have certainly learned a lot in the last year. It is really great supplying everyone with the items they enjoy, from chocolate and yoghurt raisons, assorted chocolate bars and vanilla fudge to muesli, sugar, tea, coffee, honey and organic jam and marmalade. And then of course, the Fancy Goods items such as socks, candles, jewellery and some very tactile wooden items. There are cards for all occasions and then there are some fun items too. All items are purchased by telephone from Traidcraft Head Office in Gateshead. As well as the goods you can see on the stall, there is a larger range of goods accessible from the new catalogue which is readily available and I will be only too pleased to order these items as requested.
Please also remember that stock items may be purchased whenever I am in church. Please don’t be afraid to ask!
An order form will be obtainable from the stall and I do hope that, as Christmas approaches, you will support the team and me as you have done so generously in the past.