Be part of the Fairtrade Cardiff birthday celebrations in Fairtrade Fortnight: organise your own Fairtrade break.

Cardiff is the World’s First Fairtrade Capital City, and we’re about to turn 13! To celebrate, Fair Trade Cardiff is organising a 13-hour Fairtrade birthday break.

What is it? Between the hours of 8am and 9pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017, we want there to be a Fairtrade Break happening somewhere in Cardiff to celebrate our birthday and raise awareness that the farmers who produce our food are still not earning enough. We’d like groups that want to get involved to nominate an hour in that time during which they’ll have a Fairtrade break.

You don’t need to spend the whole hour drinking coffee, or kicking a football, but it would be great if during that hour, those having a coffee/tea break can find out more about why “it’s time to put Fairtrade in your break. Sign up at the bottom of this page to join in!


When? Wednesday 8th March 2017 between 8am and 9pm

For how long? At least 15 minutes within the hour that you choose. (You don’t all have to break for 15 mins, but the refreshments should be available for at least this long).

Where? Wherever suits you. Whether you’re a business, school or group of friends, it doesn’t matter.

How many people? As many as possible! To count towards our 13 hour break we ask that at least 3 people attend.

What Fairtrade products should we use? As least one Fairtrade item should be involved in the break – whether tea, coffee or juice, fruit or Fairtrade football. Please try to use as many Fairtrade items as possible (e.g. sugar, biscuits, bananas, chocolates, cake ingredients).

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What else do we need? Apart from your lovely Fairtrade goods, we will send you a Fairtrade Fortnight pack to use in your break. You can download or purchase more materials from the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.

What shall we talk about? At your break, try to chat about why Fairtrade is important.  In particular you might want to use examples of how Fairtrade affects women as the 8th March also happens to be International Women’s Day (Meet Kady, Gender equality). You may also want to chat about how you could support Fairtrade on an ongoing basis.

How do we share our break success? Please take some photos of your Fairtrade break and share them with us on Facebook (Fair Trade Cardiff), twitter (@Fairtradecardif , #fairtradefortnight)  or email them to us at fairtradecardiff(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Current Timetable

Please feel free to sign up for any slot in our day, including something that is already being celebrated.

Hour Organisation(s)
09:00 Rhydypenau Primary School
10:00 Albany Primary School
10:00 Thornhill Primary School
11:00 Christian Aid / Cymorth Cristnogol
11:00 Llanishen and District Churches Together
11:00 Eglwys Minny Street
11:00 St Philip Evans Primary School
11:00 Cardiff Council
11:00 Fair Dos / Siopa Teg CIC
12:00 Citizens Advice Cymru
13:00 Hub Cymru Africa
14:00 Cardiff Metropolitan University
15:00 Health and Safety Executive
16:00 Menter a Busnes
17:00 United Purpose
16:00 Oxfam Cymru
20:00 Fair Trade Cardiff

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