Look out for our Fairtrade Detective sheet which enables you to find as many shops, cafes and other outlets which use or sell Fairtrade goods. You could win a Fairtrade prize – closing date Friday March 14th. It’s not too late to organise your own event, perhaps a coffee morning to encourage others to try Fairtrade coffee and tea. Or maybe you’d like to pop in to our pop up shop which reopens Wednesday-Saturday just for the Fortnight. You can sample different items made from Fairtrade ingredients and take the recipes home to try out yourself. And there will even be a smoothie bike to enable you to make your own drinks! You can find us at 28 Duke St, Douglas.
At the Save the Children Awards Dinner for the Airport Christmas Tree Competition on Saturday evening, our tree was awarded Runner Up prize by the voting public.
We are basking in reflected glory as Ian Walmsley, Head of Fairfield Primary School, took our basic idea of a language tree made out of florists’ ribbon and created the amazing design you can see here. He involved children from Ballacloan and St Thomas’ Schools. They researched Christmas in different cultures and illustrated those cultures on a series of cards.
You may have seen children from Fairfield creating the tree on the Songs of Praise programme that was broadcast on 1st December. It was exciting to see the Festival featured.
Now we need to come up with a game plan for next year. Any ideas?
Would you like to join in the annual stamp collection for the Leprosy Mission? Please trim your stamps, leaving a 5 mm margin.
Stamps can be brought to the One World Centre (the pop up shop in Douglas 28 Duke St BEFORE Christmas, or St Johns in the New Year), St John’s Church, The Cathedral, St Mary’s and St Matthew’s in Douglas; or to Dalby, Marown, the Abbey Church + Parish Hall in Ballasalla. You may find that your local church or school is acting as a collection point too.
If you would like to meet Nick Calland when he visits the Island in February, please get in touch
We’re delighted to announce that the Manx Telecom has awarded us £350 to enable us to print trail guides for the Global Gardens Tree Trail that will open in the new year in the grounds outside our office at Garey Ny Cloie in St Johns. We hope you will come and enjoy looking for the featured trees and discovering their origins in different parts of the world.
If you are shopping in Douglas this Christmas please come to the One World Centre to find one of 11 lost sheep! They form a trail and leaflets with the entry form will be available in Douglas library, Strand Centre and the Book Company shop, or can be downloaded from www.sodorandman.im .
There will be 23 days from the 1st to the 23rd of December for you to get hunting! Each sheep will be named by the shop they are hidden in, when you have found the sheep write its name on the trail form, when you have found all 11 sheep pop your entry into the boxes at Douglas library, Strand Centre or the Book Company shop, or pop them in the door at St.Thomas’ Church.
The trail will conclude at St.Thomas’ Church All Age Crib Service on Tuesday 24th December at 4.45pm when there will be a prize draw with prizes for first, second and third places, as well as the all age crib service for everyone to join in. Children are invited to dress as a shepherd a king or an angel for this service (this is not compulsory).
This should be a great community event and will help make shopping a little more fun as well as giving us all the opportunity to remember and celebrate the Christmas story.
Thanks to all those who participated in the quiz. Nobody got all the answers correct but the sender of the best entry has been notified and will be receiving the fair trade goodies soon. Click on the link to see the quiz with all the correct answers. One World Centre Consumer Quiz 2013 Answers
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who helped out with street collections around the Island for the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal – and to everyone who donated so generously. Special thanks to the members of the Filipino Association of the Isle of Man who were able to join us at such a difficult time. All funds raised will go to the DEC – you can get updates on the aid they are providing at http://www.dec.org.uk/. The UN is estimating about 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon and long term help will be required to rebuild lives and communities. More aid is vital – for ideas on holding your own fund-raising event go to http://www.dec.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraise-us
We’re still looking for volunteers for Saturday’s DEC collection. If you are able to help, collecting buckets will be available at the following locations. Please bring Photo ID!
Douglas – One World Centre Shop
Ramsey – Shakti Man
Port Erin – 7th Wave
Peel – Manx Wildlife Trust Shop
Castletown – The Gift Boutique
As you may be aware, the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for disaster relief following the devastating earthquake in the Philippines. The One World Centre is co-ordinating DEC street collections around the Island this Saturday 16th November. If you are able to volunteer an hour or two, please get in touch as soon as possible.
To mark One World Week’s More than Enough? theme, we have put together this short quiz about consumerism and global issues. There is a modest prize of some Fairtrade items – entry details are on the quiz. Closing date is 2nd November 2013. Good luck! One World Centre Consumer Quiz