One World Shop Appeal

  • AGM 2015

    anna_donFor the very last time, on Tuesday 23rd June, we congregated in Henderson's Cafe at St John's for the One World Shop annual general meeting. We welcomed new supporters and friends who have been with us since the beginning into the cosy space along the terrace with offerings of fairtrade wine and snacks - of which I am currently eating the leftovers.

    The meeting was a lot busier than usual, and I could tell there were lots of questions waiting to be asked. Our new chairperson, Calummurdo Kennedy welcomed everyone and went on with the usual business. The details of which aren't really all that interesting, so I'll spare you the details but do contact us if you'd like to know more.

    rachel_katThere was a bit of chatter after the "official-business-bit" as we set up the projector and laptop to give a bit of information on the new premises for One World Shop. At the time of writing, the lease is yet to be signed, but I can now tell you that we will be moving to The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church (CEMC) in Nicolson Square, just off Nicolson Street.

    The space that we will be taking over was previously a cafe, so there is a fair amount of redevelopment work that we will need to do before we can move in. We will be updating you of the progress on the blog and via our newsletter, so if you haven't already signed up, you can do so at the bottom of the page.

    moira_christineAfter the new shop presentation, we showed the reel of all our videos we commissioned earlier this year, which you can now find around the site and on our YouTube page.

    We had a really great night, thank you to everyone that came. The general feeling of positivity is incredibly uplifting. We definitely have a difficult transition ahead of us but the words of support and enthusiasm make it feel like it's going to be a wonderful journey, and potentially something that could completely change the business for the better.

    If you'd like to become more involved with the development of One World Shop, we invite you to have a look at becoming a member.

    Download the 2015 Annual Report: OWS Annual Report 2015 (also available in the shop)

  • One World Peace Ceilidh & Appeal Raffle

    Poster for One World Peace Ceilidh 2015

    One World Shop and the Peace & Justice Centre are very pleased to announce our second annual One World Peace Ceilidh! After a successful first ceilidh in 2014, we are back to raise even more to help towards the relocation of both organisations at the end of this summer while their home for over 30 years, St John's Church, is redeveloped. Both organisations desperately need help to stay open and continue doing the inspirational work they have been doing since the 1980's.

    We will have some great live music from the Clapshot Ceilidh Band - so bring your dancing shoes! There will also be live entertainment from Voice Box Theatre, Protest in Harmony Choir, poets Kath McMahon and Aisling Murphy, and other performers.

    There will be hot, homely food available to buy, so come and get your dinner before visiting the bar.

    We will be drawing the raffle at the event and there will be plenty of chances to buy tickets before and on the night.

    The ceilidh will be hosted at the Edinburgh Steiner School Hall on Spylaw Road on Friday 29th May. The doors open at 7:30pm and runs until midnight.

    Tickets are now on sale at £10 each (£7 concession) and available at One World Shop, the Peace & Justice Centre or online at peaceceilidh.bpt.me

    Click here to buy tickets

    Participating in the event is the perfect way to support One World Shop. Not only do you get to enjoy a great night of entertainment, food and dancing, but you're also helping keep the shop open by buying a ticket, raffle tickets, food and drink. All the profits from the ceilidh will be split between the One World Shop and the Peace & Justice Centre, and profits made from the raffle go solely to One World Shop.

    Buy One World Shop Appeal Raffle TicketsOne World Appeal Raffle

    The raffle tickets are now available to buy in the shop at £1 each, or on our website.  If you would like tickets to sell on our behalf at your stall, event, work or even just to your friends, please contact Lorna for more details.

    The prizes we've already received are amazing and we have even more prizes coming in from our friends at Shared Earth, The Brotique and others. If you have a gift, voucher or experience you'd like to donate please get in touch.

    Prizes

    1st Prize

    Divine Chocolate Tasting Party for up to 10 people (worth £350) – A Divine Chocolate Chocolateer will come to your home or venue anywhere in the UK and host a range of activities including a full sensory experience learning the subtleties of chocolate tasting, and a chocolate making demo.

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    2nd Prize

    Bodymax B2 indoor cycle exercise bike & monitor (worth £399.98) - Bodymax B2 Indoor cycle provides unbeatable benefit for a studio cycle. Big, easy to examine monitor screen gives you feed back on time, pace, distance, calories, and telemetric pulse.

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    3rd Prize

    £150 to spend on Traidcraft - Traidcraft sells the UK's widest range of fair trade products, runs life-changing development projects and campaigns hard to bring about trade justice.

    Click here for a look at the full list of raffle prizes


    Download the posters

    One World Peace Ceilidh 2015 (PDF)

    Raffle Ticket Poster (PDF)

  • Help us keep our shop OPEN

    We received the news about the impending development at St John’s Church with excitement and trepidation. The church is building a large glass extension above the shop, altering the hall and totally re-developing the terrace and south facing part of the church to modernise and improve accessibility. The work is due to start in the autumn of this year. As a result, the One World Shop needs to find temporary new premises for up to two years.

    The One World Shop has been located at St John’s Church for 32 years so this is a big change and upheaval. We want to ensure that we continue to provide the support we have always done to our Fair Trade suppliers all over the world. We also want to ensure our customers have an uninterrupted supply of the widest range of Fair Trade products available in Scotland, and via our website throughout the UK, and to continue to keep our staff and volunteers working with us.

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    As well as providing a great outlet for Fair Trade food and gifts, the One World Shop runs an educational programme on the values of Fair Trade; we regularly visit schools, faith groups and community groups throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow giving talks, assemblies and workshops on how Fair Trade works in practice. We supply stalls and tuckshops of Fair Trade products to sell at their events and to other locations across Scotland. We also supply bulk Fair Trade tea and coffee to local offices. We want to continue to provide these services as usual and to ensure our Fair Trade work develops and increases during this time.

    After supporting Fair Trade producers and promoting Fair Trade in the community for over 30 years we now need your support to ensure the One World Shop survives and grows throughout this change.

    We are searching hard for new premises centrally located in Edinburgh. Ideally we would like to find premises by July and to do that we need to raise at least £20,000 by July 2015, this will cover:

    • £5,000 for relocation
    • £10,000 for refurbishing our new shop and office
    • £5,000 rental deposit

    That’s why we have launched this appeal.

    Please consider helping us in any way you can, no donation is too small:

    • Fundraise for the appeal by holding a Fair Trade coffee morning or a bake sale
    • Organise a stall at your school and donate the proceeds
    • Come up with your own unique fundraising ideas and contribute to the appeal
    • Buy tickets for our raffle in the shop and/or request them to sell, or email us to request a pack
    • Make a donation online at our website.
    • Send us a cheque made payable to ‘One World Shop’
    • Include Gift Aid in your donation if you are a UK taxpayer
    • Spread the word: tell as many people as you can about our appeal by word of mouth, on social media or in any other way and ask them if they can contribute

    Let us know if you can help in other ways, would like leaflets to distribute, know of premises that might be suitable or would like more information by emailing: info@oneworldshop.co.uk or contact Rachel Farey directly at 0131 229 4542 or email: rachel@oneworldshop.co.uk

    Keep checking in the shop and online for news about the appeal and our fundraising events. Signing up for our e-newsletter below is the easy way to do this!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US AND OUR FAIR TRADE SUPPLIERS

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