A record breaking 40,000 coffee and chocolate lovers took part in over 1,200 Oxfam Coffee Breaks in homes, workplaces, schools and communities from Invercargill to Kaikohe, making 2011 the biggest Coffee Break to date.
Fair Trade Me celebrity auctions 2011!
Once more, a huge thanks to all the celebrities who supported Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break in 2011 by auctioning themselves for Fairtrade coffee dates with their fans. And of course, to the fans who bid for a cuppa – helping to raise vital funds for Oxfam’s work.
Below are pictures from 2011, including some insider snaps of our celebrities with their Fair Trade Me winning bidders.
Click on the images to read the stories. Oxfam's photos on Flickr: Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break 2011
See what some of these hosts had to say...
"Oxfam's Coffee Break is such a great and fun way to raise money to support fair trade!!! A good excuse for a Tea Party - we will definitely be doing it again!"
Plant and Food in Kerikeri
"This is a practical and fun way to get staff involved and raise their awareness of fairtrade. To us it’s about supporting better working conditions, better prices and fair terms of trade for farmers in the developing world, but also advocating for other tourism businesses to do the same by supporting Oxfam’s Biggest Coffee Break."
- Laura Fayerman, Events and Economic Development Sustainability Adviser, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development.
"Well...What a fabulous turnout and so much food! Easy and enjoyable fundraising for such a worthwhile cause. It was great to be a part of something so important to the world as a whole".
- Rachel, Colbert Cooper Accountants, Levin
"We held a Oxfam Coffee Break at morning tea and invited people to enter a bake-off using at least one fairtrade ingredient. It was a big hit – someone even entered a curry with fairtrade rice!"
Two Degrees, Auckland
"We arranged a coffee morning which proved to be not only good fun but a great team building event too. Thanks Oxfam for sending all the fantastic collateral, posters and video to help us with our event and by helping us to realise that a little event can help make a big difference not only in making our team work together better but also helping to do something that can positively affect poverty and injustice in the world."
- Kate, Auckland Transport