A blog of two halves

Fairtrade and youth

40 blogs of Lent

Holy Trinity Huddersfield, 28 February 2016

What have fairtrade and youth got to do with each other?

Nothing except that if we buy fairtrade we will leave the youth with a better world.

Actually scrub that. I have made some tenuous connections in my blogs over the time, it’s deliberate, it amuses me, but this is a connection too far.

The only thing I can think that connects the two is that both were featured on Sunday morning.


This is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, a time when we recommend fairly traded.

The best way I can describe what Fairtrade does is to nick this from the Fairtrade website.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

It’s about supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.

And it’s your opportunity to connect with the people who grow the produce that we all depend on.

That was the service, so i grabbed a quick coffee and biscuit (fairtrade of course) and back into the church to hear from our youth leaders, which to us is age 11 t0 16 – that’s the age of the youth, not the leaders. They are standing down at the end of the school term, and we are recruiting new leaders and helpers. Please pray.

My part was as one of the old hands, my wife Linda and I were the youth leaders 30 years ago, was to offer whatever support they needed and recommend they get a group of  people to support and pray for the work.

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