One World Week in Havant

Fairtrade Foundation Outstanding Achievement AwardEach year One World Week provides us all with an opportunity to think about how we can work together to make the world a better place. CAFOD volunteer and Fairtrade Champion, Maureen Thompson, reflects on the week and the importance of her local Havant Fairtrade Group.

“By joining Havant Fairtrade Group as a CAFOD supporter, we have been able to broaden our campaigning not only on Fairtrade but also other justice issues by working collaboratively with other churches and campaign groups in our area.

“The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Leah Turner, was invited to St Joseph’s Hall to join lots of local groups working to put “Hope into Action” – the theme of this year’s One World Week.  She also met local volunteer group campaigners and young people from Purbrook School who gave a presentation on their recent campaigning.

“For CAFOD it was another chance to present CAFOD’s climate change petition, to encourage people to come along on the People’s Climate March in November and to buy Fairtrade products for Christmas.

“Alongside the event we also had a “Hope in Action” competition for young people to learn about campaigning and being good global citizens.

“Sainsbury’s Waterlooville have generously given a prize of a Bakery experience to 1st Bedhampton Scouts who won the Mayor’s Global Citizenship Award. All the entrants are now displayed in Sainsbury’s Café in Waterlooville for the week, so hopefully lots of customers will be inspired by the young people’s efforts to work for global justice.”

Another fabulous week of activities! Thank you for letting us know Maureen.

Find out more about One World Week and Fairtrade Groups in Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant.

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