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Getting Involved

Why get involved. 
It is good for you to exercise your creative and oganisational skills.  And potential employers recognise that involvement in a voluntary group shows that you have the skills they need as an employee.  Working as a volunteer for Fairtrade Horsham could give you the opportunity to add that something extra on your cv which makes it stand out from the others.
The Fairtrade Horsham committee want you to succeed, and will do everything they can to help you to be successful.

Help
on a Stall
Horsham Fairtrade runs stalls from time to time.  The organiser creates a rota of pairs of volunteers to distribute information and talk to people.  The stall is set up at the start and tidied away afterwards by additional volunteers. 
Could you help on a stall for an hour or two with a more experienced volunteer?  Perhaps you prefer to help carry the the stall and its materials from a nearby vehicle, and put up posters?  Would you like to organise an event with support from the group?
Help with Campaigns
In order to increase the use of Fairtrade in organisations such as Businesses, or Schools, Fairtrade Horsham runs campaigns.  Each campaign needs a team made up of a leader and a couple of assistants.
Support and Backup.      
Fairtrade Horsham has a small steering committee which meets about 6 times a year to decide what can be done to promote Fairtrade in the Horsham area.  The number of Events and Campaigns is limited by the energy of this small group and a few other volunteers.  Much more could be done to benefit the people of developing countries if more of us would donate a little time to this important issue. 
For instance, could you assist by writing the minutes of the meetings, or maintaining the email list, or writing a Press Release or two, perhaps help organise another Salsa evening, or a Party, or the Businesses Campaign, or helping someone else to do these things?
Perhaps you live somewhere like Crawley and want to start your own Fairtrade town group, but just need a little help to get organised?   

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Oh, and it is also fun.

Horsham Fairtrade Bike ride
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Fairtrade - Cyclists Touring Club West Sussex bike rides in 2012

Bike rides were arranged for beginners from Horsham, Chichester and Worthing to promote Fairtrade and cycling throughout West Sussex on March 3rd 2012.

These introductory bike rides were suitable for cyclists of all abilities and lead by experienced cycle event leaders. 

Horsham 

Start/End:  Esquires Coffee House. The Forum, Horsham,
RH12 1PQ, West Sussex.

Meet at 10:45 for an 11am start 3rd March.

Return at 12:30 for refreshments at Esquires.

The Horsham bike ride had 11 riders led by CTC who went on a beginners bike ride of about 10 miles based on Esquires Coffee House while the rain held off.
Contacts.

Horsham and Crawley CTC, Barbara Nicol  (barbara@horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk  tel 07710141374) www.horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk


Chichester 

Grand Fairtrade Cycle Ride 2012
Start at  Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester, Wes
t Sussex.

Refreshments at Bosham Co-op,
Returned to Christ Church South Street Chichester.

( Contact Fairtrade Chichester 01243 532910 Lizcamplinguk@hotmail.com
We were incredibly lucky in Chichester as the rain had cleared by our start time of 1pm and the afternoon was an almost perfect Spring day. We had 30 riders and managed to persuade the Chairman of Chichester District Council to see us off and the Mayor to welcome us back.

Burgess Hill. 

Six intrepid Sussex Nomads braved atrocious weather, rain and sleet, on Sunday 4th March 2012 to cycle from Burgess Hill to Horsham for a well deserved Fairtrade cup of tea and cake at Esquires Coffee house while they discussed going the long way back!

Worthing. 
Quest Adventure Bike Shop from Worthing helped with the organisation and preparation of the bikes on the 3rd March 2012 Fairtrade Cycle ride.  The ride went very well considering the weather with 15 riders who went from Cornerstone Methodist Church Fairtrade Cafe to Shoreham and back. The Worthing Herald covered the event.

Pulborough had a great walk and managed to be in the RSPB having bacon butties 
and Fairtrade tea and coffee when the rain was on.  Twenty two took part and did about 150000 steps.

Explaining the benefits. Faritrade Fortnight 2011
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Proud to be helping
Fairtrade Fortnight Horsham stall
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