St Michael Cherry Burton
St. Michael's Cherry Burtonare inviting you to join them in putting "Fairtrade in your break" this Fairtrade Fortnight. Anyone will be most welcome on Sundays 5th and 12th March either at the Fairtrade-themed morning services at 10am, or afterwards for refreshments featuring a variety of Fairtrade teas, ground coffees, and a delicious selection of homemade buns with Fairtrade ingredients.
In fact the whole community seems to be taking part, from the Pre-School eating healthy Fairtrade bananas, the Primary School taking part in History of Fairtrade workshops, Guides consuming Fairtrade chocolate, the Friendship Circle drinking Fairtrade tea and coffee, and even the Indoor Bowlers and Footballers planning to include Fairtrade snacks in their half time breaks. And if you fancy lunch or dinner, the Bay Horse pub will be offering menu choices with Fairtrade ingredients too.
The church will also be hosting an exhibition of posters about Fairtrade Gold, from 7th to 12th March, open during daylight hours. This will highlight the exploitation and exposure to dangerous chemicals and work practices which are commonly experienced by small scale gold miners, and the opportunity to put an end to this by saying "I do!" to Fairtrade Gold.
Cherry Burton has been a Fairtrade village since 2003, and the church continues to play a key role in raising awareness of inherent injustices in world trade systems and how each individual can make a difference.