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Annual Newsletter 2020

   



Fashion Revolution Week : 22-28 April 2019

Set up in response to the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Fashion Revolution Week asks us to look at the labels in our clothing and ask the question #whomademyclothes ?
Each day of during the week we will be showcasing the people who make the clothing, bags, jewellery and accessories that we sell in our shop.  Why not pop-in and chat to us and find out who made your clothes?
   



FAIRTRADE TOWN RENEWAL!
We've done it!  Well done Huntly!  We've successfully renewed our Fair Trade Town Status.  It was first granted to Huntly in 2010.




FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2019
This year's theme is chocolate!  We will have a Chocolate Information Point in our Front Room detailing the history of chocolate and highlighting the current plight of chocolate itself as well as the cocoa farmers.  There will also be a quiz the winner of which will win a fabulous chocolatey hamper!
We are also taking part in this year's Aberdeenshire Fairtrade Cafe Crawl.
On Saturday 2 March we will be holding a Fairtrade Breakfast which is free.  Why not pop along and taste the difference fairtrade makes.
 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

This year's theme is chocolate!  We will have a Chocolate Information Point in our Front Room detailing the history of chocolate and highlighting the current plight of chocolate itself as well as the cocoa farmers.  There will also be a quiz the winner of which will win a fabulous chocolatey hamper!
We are also taking part in this year's Aberdeenshire Fairtrade Cafe Crawl.
On Saturday 2 March we will be holding a Fairtrade Breakfast which is free.  Why not pop along and taste the difference fairtrade makes.

   



It's that time of the year again ... our annual newsletter!
 


 

Remembrance Day 2018 : Huntly will be commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I.  There will be a day full of music, poems, memories and photos and all of Huntly's shops and businesses are invited to put a display in their windows.  So far, we have seen many wonderful and colourful displays reflecting the lives of local people during the War.  We put in a window telling the story of Ellie's great grandad, who was a lead horse gun carriage driver, serving from the very beginning of the War in Mons, Belgium; Gallipoli, The Western Front and finishing again in the Mons region.  We also put stories about the horses and other animals who also served in the War.
 


16 August 2018 : Introduction of our Blog.  We are often asked to explain what fair trade is, what ethical is etc... so Ellie has set up a blog in which she will explain some of the questions that we are often asked.  You can find it at the bottom of our website via the Blog link.  The first one briefly explains what fair trade is all about.  If you have a related question that you would like us to blog about, let us know.


Our Annual Christmas Newsletter :
   


Christmas Window Competition Winner - we have today learned that we are this year's winner of the Huntly Christmas Window Competition - what a way to round of our 10th anniversary in business!!
12 December 2017



Wednesday 29th November 2017: Kilombero Rice Challenge
We have teamed up with the local secondary school to do the Kilombero Rice Challenge.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the World.  For a rice farmer to send one child to school for just one year, he needs to sell 90kg of rice.  Let's help the school in its quest to sell 90kg of Kilombero rice before the Christmas beak and send one Malawian child to school for one year.  Rice is £3 for a 1kg bag and is available in-store and the school.
 



Saturday 4 November 2017: Grand Opening of our new Huntly shop!



29-31 October 2017 : HUNTLY SHOP CLOSED TO FACILITATE MOVE TO NEW PREMISES.

Online orders can still be placed but we will be unable to send them out until 1 November 2017.


28 August 2017
We are moving our Huntly shop to new premises
- a new bigger shop which will enable us to make some big improvements to our business.  We will be able to offer hot fairtrade drinks and have an exhibition space for hire too.



Saturday 13th May 2017 : WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY FREE PRIZE DRAW
Shop with us on World Fair Trade Day and you could WIN £20 to spend in-store or online in our FREE PRIZE DRAW!  In-store customers can enter at the till when purchasing their items between 09.30-17.00.  Online customers will be automatically entered when completing their purchase at the checkout between 08.00-23.00.  The winner will be picked at random on Monday 15th May 2017.  GOOD LUCK!
 

FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT 2017 : 27 FEBRUARY-12 MARCH
This year's theme is all about having a fair trade snack when you get an attack of the munchies!  To celebrate, we have loads of things planned.
1.  Ellie has produced a wordsearch for the Huntly Primary School, based around some of the snacks you might eat which you can buy fairtrade and she has added some fun facts about them too - find it on our puzzle page.
2.  Every day we will post a Fun Food Fact on our facebook and twitter pages.
3.  There will be tasters available in-store throughout the fortnight so you can try before you buy.
4.  There is a PRIZE DRAW to WIN A  "SNACK PACK" hamper full of fairtrade sweets and treats.  You can also enter this draw via this website - details on the home page.
Proceeds go to local Huntly based charity Networks of Wellbeing.
Draw takes place Saturday 11th March @ 4pm.
5.  There is also a COMPETITION to WIN A JAR OF JELLY FAIRTRADE BEANS by guessing the number of jelly beans in the jar.  You can enter this too via our website - details on the home page.
Proceeds go to local Huntly based charity Networks of Wellbeing.
Winner will be notified Saturday 11th March @ 4pm.
Fiona from Networks of Wellbeing will be in-store Saturday 11th March @ 4pm - she will draw the prizes and announce the winners.  We will also present her with the proceeds raised.
6.  Friday 10th March is our next 10% off day - so come along and get money off your favourite fairtrade snack!
7.  All the puzzles Ellie has produced will be available in-store for you to try out - no prizes for these, they're just for fun!
There's lots to do and see in-store this fairtrade fortnight - pop along and join in the fun and try a free snack taster!
      
Congratulations to Yasmin who won the hamper and to Paul who won the jar of jelly beans. There were 583 beans and Paul's guess was 610. Many thanks to Fiona from Networks of Wellbeing for helping us to do this and thanks also to Sandra, Chair of NoW who made the draw for us.
Networks of Wellbeing is a Huntly based charity (No. SCO21861) that supports people experiencing mental distress. They work to promote positive mental health and wellbeing throughout our local communities and run a packed schedule of various community based activities.
We raised a total of £41 for them which will be put towards their Intergenerational Projects designed to promote an awareness of the similarities between us - whatever our age or appearance. These projects involve both young children and older folk spending time with each other to break down the social barriers and misunderstandings between generations.
Thank you for your support.