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Ligthouse Newsletter Number 21 - June, 2023

We are Fair Trade

Earlier this year I informed you about the demise of Traidcraft, who supplied most of our fair-trade stock.  They have been replaced by a new organisation, We are fair Trade, which has just started trading.  This is what they say about themselves (from their web site):

We are the UK's newest fair trade retailer but we were formed out of the ashes of Traidcraft PLC – the UK's original Fair Trade vendor.
We are a small team of highly dedicated Fair Trade advocates.  Most of us worked at Traidcraft and we therefore have a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of running a Fairtrade business.
We also have strong link with producers and suppliers across the globe.
Traidcraft was founded as a Christian response to trade poverty and we are continuing that mission.  We are motivated by God's care and compassion for the poor and oppressed and we see it as our Christian duty to channel our anger at the injustice that underpins many of our trading frameworks into a practical response.
We also recognise that many people of other faiths (and no faith) feel the same way and we are excited to collaborate with them in any way we can that will make trading fairer for everyone.

We hope to be stocking goods from We are Fair Trade as soon as possible.

The Harbour

Now that winter seems to be behind us, Penny has set out the tables and chairs in The Harbour, our outdoor seating area.  Already, customers are using it when the weather permits, which should be much more frequently now that summer is nearly here.  Our waiting staff are only too willing to take your order and serve it to you outside, although it might be worthwhile looking at the range of home-made cakes on your way through the shop, to see what we have to offer.

Last month’s newsletter

I am sorry about the non-appearance of last month’s newsletter, but I had a frozen shoulder and could only operate my computer with my left hand, a slow and error prone activity.  Thankfully, with prayer and some manipulations from my osteopath, I’m back to normal.

2 July, 2023