On Friday 6 March staff enjoyed a belated celebration of St David's Day, and commemorated the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, with tea, coffee and welsh cakes in the staff room.
The tea and coffee were Fairtrade, and the Welsh cakes had been homemade by Head of Law Ms Jayne Fry. Staff were asked to make a donation in exchange for this culinary treat, and raised £62.76 for Mary’s Meals, the Law Department’s charity this year. As their website explains, Mary’s Meals ‘provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Our work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of none.’ It costs £15.90 to feed a child for a whole school year, allowing them to access education that will lift them out of poverty. You can find out more here.
Fairtrade tea and coffee were provided as these products enable farmers and growers to achieve a decent standard of living. Our staff appreciated them too, as you can see from our photo above.