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Golden Ticket Event in Bristol to transform lives of Gold Miners in Uganda

Healthy City Week Gala night, Thursday 20th October, Armada House Bristolhealthy week gold-kacha

Small scale gold mining is one of the most dangerous and low-paid industries in the world. The use of mercury in the extraction process is hugely damaging to human health and the environment.

Fairtrade Gold pioneer, CRED Foundation, has found a low-cost technological solution to eradicate the use of mercury for miners. This ‘Gold Kacha’ machine will:
  • Guarantee a safer and healthier environment for miners and their communities in Africa
  • Eliminate the use of child labour due to increased yields
  • Scale up production for an increasing supply of Fairtrade Gold
We would love the people of Bristol to raise money to fund one of these Kachas to transform the lives of miners in Uganda.

Bristol Fairtrade, Go Green and Bristol Green Capital Partnership are planning a sparkling night of inspiration, fun, Fairtrade food and drink and an auction to celebrate Healthy City Week 2016 and fundraise for the Gold Kacha. One lucky guest will receive the Golden Ticket, hidden inside a wrapper of Divine chocolate (Willy Wonka style!) and win a beautiful Fairtrade Gold Neroli necklace from Liz Earle’s collection!
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The event is sponsored by Bristol jewellers, Diana Porter, who offer a range of Fairtrade Gold jewellery.

Tickets are £25 and include a Fairtrade and local meal, a welcome drink and a goody bag plus your chance to win the necklace. We’ll also hear from the fun and inspiring Greg Valerio MBE, the pioneer of Fairtrade Gold.

Book tickets or donate to the Gold Kacha here: https://goldenticketgala.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information, please contact: Jenny Foster, 07970-878337