Archive for 2009


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

On Tuesday 3rd November 2009 we shall be hosting our third Local Farmers’ Market in the Village Hall, Cherry Burton. This event, sponsored again this year by, will be held from 7 – 9.30pm, and will offer free entry to a variety of stalls offering lamb, beef, pork, ducks, free range eggs, honey, orchard apples, cold pressed rape seed oil, bread & bakery products, vegetables, preserves, hemp products, cheese, beers, liqueurs, cordials and juices. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. This will be a great opportunity to order your Christmas goose or turkey!


Monday, September 14th, 2009
Ros Stanley receives the award from (l to r) George Alagiah, Patricia Alexander (CEO Shared Interest Foundation) and Harriet Lamb

Ros Stanley receives the award from (l to r) George Alagiah, Patricia Alexander (CEO Shared Interest Foundation) and Harriet Lamb (Executive Director, Fairtrade Foundation)


Cherry Burton Fairtrade Village has been awarded “Runner-Up” in the Best Media Campaign category of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight Awards!

Announcing the award, Veronica Pasteur, competition judge and Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundation, said “the village really punched above its weight in getting coverage in the Big Issue, Yorkshire Post, and three local papers as well as Radio Humberside. What sealed it for us was the story of Paco, the fair trade bear, who became a local celebrity after his parachute jump. You provided fantastic photo opportunities for the press and a full programme of events that gave plenty of opportunities for the papers to write about Fairtrade.”

Ros Stanley, our Hon. Secretary, received the award from George Alagiah and Patricia Alexander, Chief Executive of Shared Interest, when she attended the Fairtrade Supporters Conference on 10th October, and the Group is already planning how to use it to make next year’s activities even more exciting.

Trophy moves on

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Congratulations to Hannah Stephenson, winner of the Fairtrade Trophy at the 2009 Village Produce Association Show!


New Site Theme

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Our new look site is up and running. We hope that you are able to find everything from the old site as well as lots of new and exciting features. We have made every effort to ensure that there are no bugs, errors or omissions from the site and apologise in advance if we’ve missed anything.

Please take the time to enjoy browsing our new look site and if you wish you can bookmark our RSS feed so that you never miss a new story or any important information about the group and its activities.


Monday, February 16th, 2009

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 23 February – 8 March 2009
Yes before you know it, Fairtrade Fortnight will be upon us! As part of this year’s activities we are having a …

“Fairtrade Pancake Evening and Big Brew”!
In the spirit of Fairtrade Fortnight, please join us:-
On Tuesday 24 February (Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day!)
7pm onwards At St Michael’s Centre – behind the Church.

To sample pancakes – no limit as to number! With Fairtrade accompaniments and also Big Brew tea & coffee and fellowship and meet friends.

All for – Minimum £2 adults £1 children (We aim for a surplus to support ‘Timothée from Tombouctou’ study and living expenses whilst in the UK).

Tickets available from the shop, or Alan Woodhead Tel 550191 or George Sweeting Tel 550112.

You can download a flyer in PDF format » Fairtrade Pancake Evening And Big Brew Notice 2009.

Big Banana Munch for Cherry Burton Primary School children only, Friday March 6th.
Helping to break a record by joining people all over the world eating a Fairtrade banana between noon on Friday March 6th and noon on Saturday March 7th.

Wednesday March 4th and Thurday 5th March.
Youth groups will be indulging in a variety of banana related activities during their evening meetings!

Film ‘Black Gold’ March 6th 7.30 – 9pm.
Coffee and showing of ‘Black Gold’. This film won many accolades on release last year. It is an eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar coffee industry and one man’s fight for a fair price. Black Gold travels from Ethiopia to Seattle to reveal the stirring story behind our daily cuppa.