Ethical trade is flourishing at Calderwood

Valerie and some of the cards for sale at Calderwood House. Photo by Colin Cartmell-Browne

Valerie and some of the cards for sale at Calderwood House. Photo by Colin Cartmell-Browne

CALDERWOOD House is endorsing ethical trade with new coffee sales.

Calderwood House does many activities throughout the year in order to raise vital funds.

Most are really adventurous such as the recent sleep over in the castle, the team fitness challenge or the planned Coast to Coast walk in November.

But their new venture is in ethical trade – the charity has started selling ethical trade coffee.

Ethical trade is is the assumption of responsibility of retailers, brands, and suppliers to improve the working conditions of the disadvantaged people in its supply.

The Calderwood coffee, provided in bean form to Calderwood House from Rinaldo’s in Kendal, ground up and bagged by the residents of the hostel.

This fits perfectly with Calderwood House’s ethos of helping people with a hand up rather than a hand out and encourages the residents to be part of the group.

Along with coffee the charity is selling a range of homemade cards – made by Valerie Green, a friend and supporter of Calderwood House.

When asked about the cards, Valerie said that she enjoys making a range of craft things as a hobby and was happy to donate them to Calderwood to sell.

Calderwood House strives hard to help those who going through difficult times.