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Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight

by Michael Ford last modified 21 Feb, 2011 10:45 AM

Parishes in Dorset and Wiltshire will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight from next Monday (28 February-13 March).

Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight

The Fairtrade Fortnight Logo - Show Off Your Label

Devizes, a Fairtrade Town, will have two main events run by Churches Together in Devizes. On Saturday 5 March there will be a Fairtrade Fair in the Corn Exchange (10am-3.30pm) with Fairtrade cookery demonstrations by a chef from a local bistro (11am and 2pm) and stalls selling Fairtrade and locally produced food, clothes and crafts.

On Wednesday 9 March the President of the St Vincent National Fairtrade Organisation (representing banana growers) will speak at a Fairtrade reception in the Town Hall (from 7.30pm), followed by a Fairtrade Fashion Show.

Charminster also has two events planned. Charminster Social Justice will provide a Fairtrade breakfast for the Sunday School at St Mary the Virgin on Sunday 27 February, and will host a Fairtrade winetasting, quiz and raffle in Charminster Village Hall on Friday 18 March (7.30pm).

Years 5 and 6 at Motcombe Primary School will attempt to make pizza with the lowest food miles and open a Fairtrade tuck shop. They will produce informative presentations for display in Motcombe St Mary church on Friday 11 March, together with a tea, coffee and chocolate tasting event (2.30-3.45pm).

In Colehill, St Michael's and All Angels church will host guest speakers from the Zaytoun cooperative, run by Palestinian olive farmers, on Sunday 13 March (9.30am).

Social Responsibility Adviser Colin Brady said today, “Having achieved Fairtrade status for the Diocese of Salisbury in 2010, we are really keen to build on this over the coming year. We’re sure that more and more of our local churches will want to demonstrate their commitment to international trade justice. The Fairtrade logo is now attached to more and more products, with traditional lines such as tea, coffee and chocolate joined by interesting new lines such as wine, jeans, and t-shirts.”

 

ENDS

For further information, contact
Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator
01722 438651, michael.ford@salisbury.anglican.org

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