March, we held our annual Craft Fair, featuring both Fairtrade and local crafts.
Fairtrade Fortnight, we visited various local schools, giving talks and leading workshops.
April, we had stalls at the Malton and Norton Folk Festival and gave talks to a local Salvation Army group and a Sight Support group in Pickering.
May, we spoke to Sight Support in Malton.
July, we had a successful day at a Yorkshire Day Fair in Norton
September, after a lot of hard work our status as a Fairtrade Town was confirmed!
October, another annual event, the visit of the Mikron Theatre Group to Old Malton, this time their play featured a small chocolate firm fighting to stay Fairtrade, so we did a good trade in Fairtrade chocolate and other snacks in the interval.
November was our hugely successful two day shop, an annual event held in the Friends’ Meeting House in Malton. We sold over £2000 of fairly traded food, crafts and Christmas decorations and cards. Two fantastic days and lots of cheerful chatting with old and new friends, as many of our customers now are. Here are some of the lovely and yummy things we were selling. If you missed the shop you can buy them all at Fairer World in Gillygate, York.
December is a month when we have several pre Christmas stalls and this month was no exception; Malton Library, the canteen at Ryedale House and several local schools. The champions were West Heslerton School, who sold over £5 of goods per child and explained to their village over 55’s group why Fairtrade chocolate tasted better and gave a much better deal to the chocolate farmers who produced it, well done!