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3:36 PM 4th March 2024
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Bradford Cathedral To Hold Annual Fairtrade Breakfast To Support Transform Trade

 
Bradford Cathedral is inviting you to join them for their annual Cathedral Fairtrade Breakfast ahead of their Mothering Sunday service on March 10th.

At the breakfast, you will be served locally produced honey and butter as well as Fairtrade hot drinks, jam and marmalade and porridge – which will be much appreciated on a chilly March morning!

The event will be run on a ‘Pay as you Feel’ basis (suggested donation of £4) to support the work of Transform Trade.

Money raised will enable Transform Trade to work with inspirational people in Bangladesh who are setting up ground-breaking shops – and transforming their communities through trade.

These community owned shops are all run and owned by women. They provide things families need and give women the chance to earn their own money – and take part in the social and business life of the community.

Elaine de Villiers, part of the organising team, says:
“As we remember - on Mothering Sunday - the Mother Church that birthed and nurtured us in faith, we share fellowship over a simple but delicious breakfast, at the same time giving thanks to farmers and producers in low-income countries.

“They are the ones most affected by climate change and are at the forefront of developing ways to adapt to its effects.

Without their efforts the foods we love, like coffee, bananas and cocoa (chocolate!), could all become endangered species. Let’s enjoy our breakfast and support these farmers and producers, ensuring they are fairly treated and paid in a way that sustains them.”


The Fairtrade Breakfast is held annually in March, usually within Fairtrade Fortnight, which has moved this year as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations. Fairtrade Fortnight will instead take place from the 9th to the 22nd September – look out for other events happening then at Bradford Cathedral.

The Bradford Cathedral Fairtrade Breakfast takes place from 8:45am – 10am on Sunday 10th March. To find out more – and to book your place – please visit https://bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.com/events/xfajnlox. The breakfast will be on a Pay As You Feel basis with donations going to support Transform Trade.