Creation Care & Fair Trade Fayre

Fayre IMG_1229One of the highlights of the year at TRINITY has come to be the Christmas Fair Trade Fayre, run every year in November. It brings together church and community, all in a beautifully set up and fun event to which anyone can come, and many contribute.

This year the TRINITY Creation Care group joined more than 20 other individuals or groups in having a stall at TRINITY Southover. We welcomed friends and casual droppers-in to learn more about our work and to buy goods that would benefit others and support the environment. Amanda’s team of helpers kept us supplied with hot drinks, and wonderful soups and other lunch items were on sale to sustain all the hungry.

Fayre IMG_1225Our position was a key one near the rear entrance where we had been given lots of space and every visitor passed by on their way in. There was even space to display the A Rocha banner, the Christian Environmental charity to which we had decided to give the takings of our stall.

Our stall displayed information about the Creation Care work, how to shop in an Eco-friendly manner, & TRINITY Creation Care bookmarks among other things. For sale on a “donations only” basis were some marvellous home-made cakes from Martin Pett (using local ingredients), bird seed, Christmas cards, bee- & butterfly-friendly plant seeds and other similar items.

Fayre IMG_1228In all we raised just over £100 for A Rocha which will go towards equipment for the lake to be constructed at their urban wildlife reserve Wolf Fields.

We all enjoyed the day and meeting so many people who came by, and look forward to next year’s event. If you missed it this year, make sure to come in 2017!

 

Mary Boyum
Creation Care Team