We are thrilled to announce that Rainbow Turtle Charity entered the ‘Living Window Display’ from Fairtrade Fortnight into the Fairtrade Foundation’s Big Breakfast Awards and have received the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.
This was an event held over both the Saturdays of Fairtrade Fortnight when people from schools, churches, community groups, Fairtrade towns and villages, Rainbow Turtle volunteers and local politicians were asked to ‘stand up for farmers and sit down for breakfast’ in the shop window. It was also great to have catering from Ken Clark of Redss – serving an amazing feast of Fair Trade treats. You can see all the photos and story on our web site www.rainbowturtle.co.uk/events/past-events/fairtrade-fortnight-2016/the-living-window-display/ and listen to why the participants thought it was important to make that stand, on our Rainbow Turtle podcast www.rainbowturtle.org.uk/rtftpodcast/ ‘Stand up, Sit down’.
In the words of the Foundation, ‘the group was recognised for their commitment to raising awareness about the principles and values of Fairtrade in their local community during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, a highlighted campaign for the grassroots movement in the UK. The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to a group that has created a campaign that impressed the judges in all areas: a well-planned campaign that reached lots of people and communicated the Fairtrade message imaginatively. The panel were particularly impressed with the innovation, outreach and longevity of the campaign.’
So thank you for everyone who took part and made the event possible and successful. It is great news for Paisley and Renfrewshire and, we think, the third time the region has won one of the awards in this competition! #PositivePaisley!