Dear Sir / Maam:
Our Sincere Fair Trade Greetings!
We are writing to you to ask for your participation and support in mobilizing people in our Fair Trade Run for a cause on May 23, 2010, 6:00 am at the SM Cebu grounds, in celebration of the World Fair Trade Week. The World Fair Trade Day is globally celebrated every 2nd Saturday of May spearheaded by Fair Trade Organizations and Communities. In the Philippines, this year, we will have a week-long celebration from May 23 to 30, 2010.
We aim to promote the awareness of Fair Trade and its contribution in addressing poverty. Fair Trade ensures that the small producers along every step of the supply chain receive fair wages, that workers and communities are treated with dignity, and that artisans and producers take steps to preserve the environment.
Fair Trade is an alternative trading system based on dialogue, transparency and justice engaged by an organised social movement empowering producers and promoting sustainability.
Fair Trade encourages growth and sustainability of small and community based enterprises, empowerment of women and community organizations, to observe socially and environmentally just practices, to involve in actions in addressing climate change, and to act as an active agent in improving the quality of life of their communities.
These are our causes in pursuing Fair Trade. We aim to draw support to air Trade in these activities that we will embark during the Fair Trade week.
May we look forward to your participation and to help us achieve this goal of promoting awareness of Fair Trade in the coming Fair Trade Run 2010.
The Fair Trade Run 2010 will have 10k, 5k and 3k. We will make the event an educative venue on Fair Trade and Environment Awareness aside from making this an exciting Sports Event to the 2000 runners we aim to reach out. With the AVP and visuals we will put up at the site of the Fair Trade Run, we hope to promote awareness.
Registration fee for the run is Php 250.00, inclusive of singlet, race number, route map, after-race meal, and freebies. Registration is from April 19 to May 19, 2010, excluding Sundays, starting from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Venues for the registration are as follows:
• The Fair Trade Shop – Cebu, Philippines
• SPFTC Plantsite – Inayagan, Naga, Cebu
• Colette’s Buko Pie – SM City Cebu
• Cebu City Sports Complex – near Abellana National High School
For more details, please call (032) 238-2671/511-0974 or visit us at The Fair Trade Shop – Cebu, Philippines located at Martinez Bldg., Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.
The Fair Trade Run is organized by the Cebu Fair Trade Network, SouthernPartners and Fair Trade Center, Inc., Advocates of Philippine Fair Trade, Inc., and Rotary Club of Banilad Metro. Proceeds of the Fair Trade Run 2010 will benefit the community
producer groups of the Cebu Fair Trade Network and the development programs of the World Fair Trade Organization – Philippines.
We look forward to your participation and cooperation in this meaningful initiative.
Ms. Geraldine M. Labradores
Chairperson, Cebu Fair Trade Network
Bishop Ebenezer Camino
Chairperson, Southern Partners and Fair Trade Center
Comment are very much Welcome