A message of support to our community

We know that Coronavirus is creating worry and concern among us all round the world. As a community co-operative we want to play our small part to support our members and customers at this time – especially those living alone, self-isolating or at particular risk. Now, of all times, we need to help each other. We are carefully following the Government Guidelines. Our priority is to keep you and ourselves safe. 

 

From Monday 23 March, our shop will be closed. We understand this will be disappointing for some of you, but we need to focus on health priorities. 

 

We have stocks of food and drink (including tea, coffee, chocolate, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, olive oil, dates, maftoul couscous, rice, Easter eggs), bath and body products  (toothpaste, deodorant, soap, moisturiser etc) and our usual homewares, toys, gifts, stationery and accessories.

We continue to offer a service, but in a different way. We are offering other ways to shop.
 
EMAIL US at info@fairtrader.coop with either specific needs (eg 2 bags almonds, 1 jar toothpaste, 1 Easter egg) or a general query. We can email you an invoice which can be paid online and you can then collect your order from the shop at a pre-arranged time with social distancing measures in place, or have it delivered.
 
USE THIS WEBSITE – If you live in the UK, you can buy a selected range of items including coffees, accessories, toiletries, jewellery
Palestinian foods etc and vouchers valid for 15 months, for if you can’t visit someone but would like to send a gift. In the coming weeks we will add more online stock. 

 

We require customers to buy no more than two items of any one product. In this way we can support a larger number of people.
 
LOCAL HOME DELIVERY – If you live in HD9 a small team of volunteers has offered to drop deliveries at your door, with social distancing measures in place. (The minimum spend for this is £20).
 
DELIVERY BY POST OR COURIER – Free on UK orders over £50. Otherwise charged at the cost of post/courier. We also offer to gift wrap any present.
 
Our suppliers in far-away places are often at greater risk than ourselves. Some will live in areas lacking even basic health care. We hope to continue to be able to support them now and in the future.
 
Holme Valley Mutual Aid is trying to find local volunteers and match them to those in need (for shopping or support). Contact them at www.holmevalleymutualaid.co.uk, phone 01484 212056 or email support@holmevalleymutualaid.co.uk 
 
If you have suggestions about how we can adapt to better serve your needs, then please do get in touch.

Gerard Hetherington
Chair, Fair Trader Board

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