Not Only But Also

‘Well really, I don’t believe it!’ was the comment of a passing pedestrian when she saw fair2all’s ‘Christmas Window’ which had been prepared to house our live Fairy and Elf for Ashby’s Fabulous at the beginning of October. Their message being that Ashby is Fabulous for Gifts!

Making it possible for customers to use the wide range of Independent Retailers in Ashby for their Christmas purchases is our aim this Autumn, so many shops will be open until 8pm on Thursday 22nd November.

Fair2all will not only be open till 8pm on 22nd November but can also offer customers the opportunity to shop up till 6pm on many evenings – I often work till 6, so ring 01530 417286 and check I am still open.

November 19th is World Toilet Day and following the amazing support of customers last year, fair2all is again giving 10% of the taking from 19th to 25th November to WATSAN. WATSAN works to provide clean water and sanitation in South West Uganda. You may remember that last summer I went to Uganda for 2 weeks to work with the project, I was part of a group assisting the team build much needed latrines at a school.

We take clean water for granted so it is hard to appreciate the positive long term impact the provision of clean water has in a community. The Head Teacher of a High school we visited explained: As there was a drought, without the water pipe and water tank (provided by a Tearfund appeal) the school would have had to close. If that had happened the girls would not be able to complete their O and A level studies. Without the exams, the girls could not become the doctors, nurses, teachers and other workers that would help lift their community out of poverty.

Some things may be changing (follow us on facebook to find out more) but fair2all will continue to stock Tearfund Christmas Cards (with a bible verse) together with a selection from the Traidcraft range of Christmas Cards. Fair2all also has Advent Candles, the Real Advent Calendar – the only chocolate advent calendar that includes the Christmas story. Please buy both early so I can ensure that I can supply everyone who wants one.

Hope to welcome you to fair2all, 17 Bath Street soon. Mandy McIntosh