Message From Susy Welcome to Edition 20 of Fair News. Easter is just a week away, it provides the conscientious consumer the perfect moment in time

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Message From Susy

Welcome to Edition 20 of Fair News.

Easter is just a week away, it provides the conscientious consumer the perfect moment in time to indulge in the great range of fairtrade certified Easter Eggs currently out there. I was very surprised this year at the variety and accessibility of fairtrade certified Easter eggs in the major super market chains but also the local grocers. It is truly a testament that consumers are pushing this trend by demanding to see more ethical products on the shelves.

Whether it's an egg from a chicken or a chocolate egg, if there is a better more conscientious option out there, why do we continue to offer the less humane option?

Read ahead for some exciting announcement but in the meantime Happy Easter everyone.

Big Plans for Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea

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Sunday 12th of May 2013
From 11.30am to 1.30pm
Melbourne Town Hall, The Supper Room, Corner Swanston and Collins Street, Melbourne
We have planned a very special Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea for all those amazing mothers out there. Not only are we hosting the high tea in one of the most iconic building in Melbourne, the amazing Melbourne Town Hall. The menu is a bit of a feature, as it offers a compilation of flavours put together by chefs and caterers from around Melbourne. Every mother will receive a fair trade certified rose compliments of Instant Karma Roses and there ere will be plenty of opportunities to win some great prizes.
Profits from the ticket sales of this year’s Mother’s Day High Tea will go to Seven Women a charity that aims to empower marginalised and disabled women in Nepal through training and employment.

Guess who is joining us at the Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea

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Jennifer Evans

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Sam Newton

Jennifer Evans winner of the 2012 My Kitchen Rules is preparing some Asian inspired specialties for the Mothers' Day High Tea and she will also be coming to Melbourne to spend the day with us and join in the celebrations.
Jennifer has been busy launching her own special range of curry pastes, Jennifer's Kitchen, using ingredients that are sourced sustainably.
Melbourne boy Sam Newtown also known as Smiley Sam who first came to the Australian Public's attention on Hit Channel 7 Series My Kitchen Rules; is also very passionate about contributing to the menu and joining us at the High Tea.

Here is how you can be part of the Victorian Fair Trade Festival in 2013

Fair Trade Markets Spots Available Now

Sunday 5th of May 2013
From 11.00am to 7.00pm
Atrium Federation Square
I have already been in contact with many businesses and it has been a busy time, before we know it the Victorian Fair Trade Fortnight market is upon us.
Secure your exhibitor application with us to ensure you do not miss out.
Especially taking into consideration the special which will only be available until the 15th April 2013!
Remember as an exhibitor, you have the opportunity to target hundreds of potential customers. It is a chance to promote your business and combine with other businesses to showcase your product and encourage Fair Trade.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at Rosemary or simply visit our website
Happy Easter to all!

Volunteers we need your help!

There is nothing more inspiring than giving to others! Volunteers are undeniably an important part of our global society and continue to fuel the growth of our organization. If you’re an individual who has a lot to give and is willing to see the world as better, don’t wait! Contact us at Volunteers and we’ll take you through it!" "

Want to be involved in any of the activities, talks and programs to get your message out?

You might be interested in hosting one of the Business to Business Talks to share your message with the business community. Your interest might be schools and younger audience or you might be interested in using your artistic talents.
If there is anything you would like to be actively involved with, we are keen to hear from you so that we can make the Fair Trade Festival a great celebration.

Send your expression of interest for your involvement at Info

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