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Avenue Primary School: 90kg Rice Challenge Heroes!

Y5/6 pupils and Leicester City Councillor Adam Clarke at Avenue Primary School

Back in June 2015, Malawian rice farmer Howard Chiko Msukwa visited Avenue Primary School in Leicester. The staff and Y5 pupils that met Howard were so inspired that they decided to hold a 90kg Rice Challenge Week just after half term. This week we receive this brilliant report from two of the pupils who took part, Dina and Gurjeet: Last… Read more »

The 90kg Rice Challenge: The Church Perspective

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In September 2015, two very different local church communities took on the 90kg Rice Challenge. Here’s what they had to say about their experiences…   Margaret Bonney: St Guthlac’s, Knighton Overall, the 90Kg Rice Challenge was a real success at St Guthlac’s. We did it over our Harvest weekend and it gave us a new… Read more »

Meaningful Chocolate Company

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Although Just Fair Trade isn’t a ‘Christian organisation’, it is rooted in the extensive Christian community in Leicester, and at Christmas and Easter those roots come a little further to the fore! The Meangingful Chocolate Company provides an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the faith dimensions of those two festivals without missing out on the… Read more »

Saying thank you to Kath!

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Kath Lawson-West has been one of Just Fair Trade’s staunchest supporters since the very beginning! Back in November 1996 she was a Traidcraft rep, selling fair trade products in her church, St Mary and All Saints, Stoughton; her decision to get involved in our very first short let shop that Christmas led to an almost… Read more »