Clitheroe to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

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The Clitheroe Fairtrade Group is inviting people to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and choose products that change lives.

Campaigners across Clitheroe are joining forces with the rest of the country to remind everyone of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes around the world and why it is urgently needed.

Members of the Clitheroe Fairtrade Group will be holding the following events during Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 23rd to March 8th:

l Saturday February 28th – a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Trinity Methodist Church, off Parson Lane, from 10 am to noon.

l Sunday March 1st – a Fairtrade Breakfast at St Paul’s Church, Low Moor, after the 9-30 am service.

l Saturday March 7th – a Fairtrade “Big Brew” at the United Reformed Church, from 10-30 am to 3 pm

All these events will serve Fairtrade refreshments and have Fairtrade products on sale, together with tastings and information about the Fairtrade Fortnight “Stock It Challenge” asking local businesses to switch to Fairtrade.

Katy Holden, of Clitheroe Fairtrade Group, said: “Over the past 20 years, Fairtrade has paved the way for fairer and ethical trading but there is still a long way to go as trade isn’t working for the poorest farmers. We want to drive more benefits for farmers and workers in the Fairtrade system and make sure we can support those who aren’t, so they can receive a fairer deal too.”

“We are inviting everyone in Clitheroe to come down to one of our events and learn what lies behind our everyday shopping – when you’re enjoying a bar of chocolate, you’re helping a cocoa grower pay for their child’s school fees.”

For more information about Fairtrade and the Clitheroe group visit www.fairtrade.org.uk or email Katy Holden at fairtradeinclitheroe@gmail.com