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    June 15th, 2013WelHat FairtraderFairtrade general, Welwyn Hatfield
    The Fairtrade Group attended the Recent Food Festival in Welwyn Garden City on June 8th , sharing a stand with the Welwyn Oxfam Campaigns Group.  Thank goodness it didn’t rain! We sold Fairtrade products and promoted the  Enough Food for Everyone IF Campaign. It is a coalition of over 170 organisations, including the Fairtrade Foundation and Oxfam, who have come together to give our government one simple message . They must act now to tackle world hunger. One in eight people go to bed hungry every day and every second a child dies because of hunger.
    There is enough food for everyone IF  there is more aid, no more tax havens, more transparency and an end to landgrabs. See www.enoughfoodif.org
    We were asking people to help us make papers flowers with a message to be taken to the big London IF rally in Hyde Park on 8 June. The spinning flowers are a symbol of childhood and will be ‘planted’ in Hyde Park to represent the 2 million children who die because of hunger every  year .
    The Fairtrade  Group were also promoting their Make Food Fair Campaign focussing on challenges met by farmers and producers in the developing world. See www.fairtrade.org.uk/makefoodfair
    Here are a couple of pictures of our stall at the event:
    Food Festival WGC
    Food festival stall WGC
    We had a very successful day attracting the crowds with samples of fairtrade chocolate, Fairtade products for sale, and many colourful paper flowers were made and signed.  Group members took them to Hyde Park on June 8th.
    Here is a picture of the field of flowers st Hyde Park. It shows people, mostly children, grabbing a few flowers to take home at the end of the day:
    Flower in Hyde Park
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    July 14th, 2012WelHat Fairtraderchocolate, Fairtrade general, Welwyn Hatfield

    As part of the Olympic Torch Relay events there was a food festival last Saturday in Welwyn Garden City town centre. Our group had a stall and we sold cakes and chocolate to the hundreds of festival visitors. Our homemade cakes and especially meringues went down a storm. The Rocky Road was also a big hit and quickly sold out! All were of course made with Fairtrade sugar and chocolate.

    Despite the threatening weather it was a really busy, really fun day. We also raised some much needed funds. Below are a few pictures from the day. As ever we would love to hear from anybody who might be interested in supporting our group and attending our meetings which take place about every six weeks.

    A huge thanks to everyone who helped on the day, and those dedicated cooks that supplied our delicious food, at the end of the day we were left with only crumbs, it all went!

    Fairtrade Meringue in Welwyn Garden City

    Who can resist a strawberry and cream meringue?


    Fairtrade stall in Welwyn Garden City

    We were running out of Strawberries!


    Fairtrade food offering in Welwyn Garden City

    Our home made offerings


    What Fairtrade food to buy

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    Fairtrade crafts and food

    A family browse our Fairtrade wares...

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