There won't be a Fairtrade Picnic this year, but the Open Garden was a success again, and raised enough money (see below) for the group to invest another £250 with Shared Interest. Shared Interest are trying to reach a target of thirty three million pounds invested to celebrate their twenty fifth anniversary.
Next year the Tourism Group are planning a fashion show, and it might be possible to get involved with that - if so, another £250 of Fairtrade funds would go towards the organisation of the event. If the money is not needed for that, the money will go to Fairtrade Foundation funds. The WI are also planning a recycled fashion event, so it might be possible to join forces with them as well.
Fairtrade Hay has been offered a stand on the Buttermarket for the 31st August, so look out for us there! We are hoping that the stand can be set up beside the Jump4Timbuktu stall, so people who are involved in both organisations can look after both stalls (a good way of multi-tasking!).
We're also hoping to persuade Lisa Marie to let us have a regular Fairtrade column in WyeLocal, to talk about all the different shops that sell Fairtrade goods in Hay.