Recycling for Good Causes

Recycling for Good Causes logoWe support Traidcraft Exchange which is the Charity arm of Traidcraft PLC.

We’re collecting jewellery, coins & currency, stamps, mobile phones.

Thank you to everyone who has donated gifts and particularly those who have given in the recent past. Even so, we have a long way to go to achieve the required minimum weight of 10kg for collection.

Can we aim to raise another 9kg before Christmas to add to the 1kg that we already have? Let’s try!

Please bring items in a clear plastic bag so we can avoid opening them at church. We have to check them before we post as some items are not acceptable.  Thank you!

Please place items in the box in the church.

Take another look at the list of items which are needed; these are then sold and the money raised supports Traidcraft Exchange’s excellent work.

Download an A5 flyer

 

Autumn 2021 Traidcraft Catalogue

The Traidcraft Autumn Catalogue is now available to see online, and the paper catalogue is also available in church from Joan Davies. If you are not yet returning to church, you can phone 0191 491 0855 or email hello@traidcraft.co.uk to request one.

As our local fair trader, Joan can order more catalogues and items from it, should you want that. Her deliveries may come more quickly as she is a Fair Trader.

 

So what’s in the Autumn catalogue?

New foods, new flavours, exciting new crafts and fashion, beautiful handmade cards, lots of new Christmas decorations AND Very Much More.

In addition, the emphasis is on sustainability, the effect on the environment and helping to make a real difference to some of our Traidcraft producers.

Contact Joan direct or c/o clerk@carrslane.co.uk

Visit Traidcraft Exchange

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Eco Lent and Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February to 7 March 2021. The focus this year is on Climate Change.

Visit the Fairtrade Foundation to read more about Fairtrade Fortnight, the issues and what you can do to make a difference

Church Eco Group – Eco Lent

The Church Eco Group has also updated its Eco Lent flyer.

Download a jpeg of the flyer below 

Fair Trade and Eco Group join forces

Church enthusiasts for eco and fair trade issues join forces

Carrs Lane Eco Group now includes Fair Trade as the issues being dealt with are so connected. This was a recommendation of the Elders’ meeting on 26 January 2021 following the final closure, in December 2020, of the Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop. The church’s Mission Group will also take a lead on fair trade awareness raising within the life of the church.

Traidcraft Exchange, which also deals with both areas of action, wrote to thank the Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop for its donations and contribution to its work over many years. In the letter, Heather Thompson of Traidcraft Exchange says:

“Thank you for your recent letter and the enclosed donation of £6,796.40 for Traidcraft Exchange. While it was encouraging to receive so significant a sum of money, I was saddened to learn of the closure of Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop which I know has had close links with Traidcraft plc for many years….

You may like to know that, according to our records, Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop has made a total of 52 donations to Traidcraft Exchange since March 2006, totalling £24,691! Such significant sums of money go a long way in the developing world – do please pass on our thanks to all concerned.

I do hope that despite the closure of the fair trade shop, Traidcraft Exchange’s relationship with Carrs Lane congregation and community will continue: do please add me to your list of contacts and pass on my details. Anyone who wants to stay in touch with us can best do so by signing up for our email updates initially, at Campaign with Traidcraft Exchange — Traidcraft Exchange (Scroll all the way down the page to “Stay Connected” to enter your name and email address.)

Thank you again for all your support over the years,

Yours sincerely

Heather Thompson
Supporter Relations Manager”

Click to download the letter

New catalogue 2021

The Carrs Lane Fair Trade shop has now closed.   The Church at Carrs Lane continues to be a Fair Trade Church which encourages support of Traidcraft.

The new ‘Make the Switch to Fair Trade’ catalogue for 2021 is now available from Traidcraft. Sign up to receive your catalogue on a regular basis, FREE OF CHARGE, at Request the latest Traidcraft Catalogue | Traidcraft Online Shop (traidcraftshop.co.uk)

The catalogue features all the latest news about stock and producers from around the world.