Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Preparing for the Christmas market

We've been distributing flyers around town (and as far afield as Brecon) to advertise our Third Fairtrade Christmas Market, on the 11th December, in Hay Buttermarket.
When I went into one of the shops in Hay today, the lady told me that one of the flyers has got as far as Poland!
They have a regular customer for religious books in Poland, so now she always slips in a leaflet to tell him what's going on in Hay, and this week, it was the Fairtrade flyer! I don't suppose he'll be coming to the Market, but it's nice that the news gets so far from home.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Fairtrade Christmas Fair

Plans for the third annual Fairtrade Hay Christmas Fair seem to be going well, with nine confirmed stalls and a couple still to come, and a nice mixture of Fairtrade and local products. Some old favourites like Love Zimbabwe and Jump4Timbuktu will be back along with newcomers like patchwork from an Egyptian Christian community and Tools for Self Reliance from Crickhowell (who work with people in Tanzania). There will also be mulled apple juice and mince pies, and possibly some local Christmas trees too.
The date for your diaries is Saturday 11th December, from 10am to 5pm, in the Buttermarket, Hay (with seasonal live music).