Sunday, 7 March 2010

Schools Poetry Competition

This year, for Fairtrade Fortnight, we involved the local Fairtrade schools by running a poetry competition. Each school chose the best poem from their children to go forward to be finalists, and all the finalists were displayed in Hay Library (thanks, Jayne). Then Mel from the Poetry Bookshop judged the finalists.
The winner was six year old Patrick Morgan, from Clifford School, who got a book of poems and some book tokens, and yesterday morning he had his picture taken at the Library by the nice man from the B&R, with as many of the Fairtrade committee as could come. His mum and his sister and his gran were there to support him, too.
Mel chose the poem because it was happy, all about him eating his Fairtrade banana and thinking of the farmer buying rice and making his house nice, and Mel said that happiness was what Fairtrade and poetry should be all about.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Fairtrade Cathedral

I noticed in the Hereford Times this week that Hereford Cathedral has just become a registered Fairtrade place of worship. They use Fairtrade communion wine, and their cafe and shop will be stocking more Fairtrade goods.
Hereford is already a Fairtrade City.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Something a Bit More Ladylike

This Thursday morning, there was no dressing up in the overalls and turbans. Instead we had all been baking cakes for the Coffee Morning at the Bear - including Cameron, aged 8, who also drew out a lovely sign to go with his muffins (which were delicious).
Barbara did most of the work in the kitchen, Jo ran the raffle, James sat by the door to take the money, and Christina and Soura ran a stall full of wonderful patchwork goods made by a Christian community in Egypt, mostly made out of factory remnants of cotton.
We had a steady stream of people through, who all stopped to chat, and a pleasant morning was had by all.

We also had the relevant pages from the Brecon and Radnor Express and the Hereford Times on display, showing last week's tea lady antics.