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Fair Trade Wales New Programme Manager

Aileen Burmeister is the new Programme Manager for Fair Trade Wales. She will be working full-time with Elen at their base in the Temple of Peace, Cardiff.

Aileen says:-  “Over the past five years I’ve been involved with two local Fair Trade groups in Wales, in Aberystwyth and Cardiff, so I bring an understanding of different groups with me but would love to learn more about everywhere else! I’ve believed in Fair Trade since I first heard about it as a child, and many sales and tea parties later chose to study International Politics at Aberystwyth University to learn more about trade justice. ”

Aileen Burmeister
Programme Manager
Fair Trade Wales
Hub Cymru Africa  |
02920 821 056 | 07772 032142
Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3AP

Abergavenny Fair Trade Events

Abergavenny Fair Trade Civic Breakfast

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight and to celebrate 10 years since its foundation Abergavenny Fairtrade Forum is organising a Civic Breakfast to take place on Saturday, 5th March from 9.30 a.m. in the Abergavenny Town Hall.

Abergavenny’s Mayor will be hosting the buffet breakfast which will include a range of popular Fairtrade and locally sourced products. We expect to welcome 50 guests including local councillors, Forum members and representatives from organisations in the Abergavenny Fairtrade Directory.  If you are interested in joining us please email

Fairtrade Market

This will take place on Tuesday, 1st March in the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street Abergavenny from 10.30 a.m. Refreshments available including a pancake lunch.

Abergavenny-Africa Community Links

Representatives of locally based charities who have which links Africa such as Zimele UK, Love Zimbabwe and Yirgacheff Community Link will be speaking about the importance of Fairtrade for the communities they support.

Wednesday, 9th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Centre, Park Street.


Fairtrade sales at Monmouthshire County Council Offices

A Fairtrade Festive Season

Monmouthshire County Council staff once again showed their support and commitment to Fairtrade this past week as many came along to the two Fairtrade sales organised by the Council’s Sustainability Policy Officer, Hazel Clatworthy.

The Council are very grateful to a volunteer from the Usk Fairtrade Forum, who brought lots of stock along to sell in Usk’s County Hall, and to the Mustard Seed Shop in Magor Square who ran the sale in the Magor offices.  In total, about £200 was spent on biscuits, chocolate and Fairtrade gifts and stocking fillers.

This means that the farmers, producers and craftspeople who produced these items have been paid a guaranteed, fair price for their work, and have also had a Fairtrade premium which their community can choose to invest in things like schools, healthcare, clean water and so on.

For some great recipes and craft ideas on how to have a Fairtrade Christmas, see :-