Fantastic year for Clitheroe Fairtrade group

Clitheroe Fairtrade Group
Clitheroe Fairtrade Group

Clitheroe Fairtrade Group helped to break the world record for the longest piece of bunting.

The record attempt was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation, with the bunting flown at a picnic in Battersea Park on Sunday May 16th – World Fair Trade Day.

The world record now stands at 14,281 pennants, including those sent by Clitheroe Fairtrade Group, making a piece of bunting 3,427 metres long.

Helping to break the record marked the culmination of a great year for CFG, which celebrated in style one year of Clitheroe being a Fairtrade town.During Fairtrade Fortnight there was a spectacular fashion show at The Grand to showcase a collection of certified Fairtrade cotton fashion, available from leading labels such as People Tree, Bibico, Annie Greenabelle, Five G at Debenhams and even from Sainsburys in Clitheroe.

One of the aims of the show was to get across the message that buying Fairtrade fashion makes a real difference to the lives of small-scale cotton farmers in developing countries. A DVD was made of the show and it was aired on Friday May 13th, at the Castle Pub, Clitheroe, which is run by Sam – one of the models in the show.

The following weekend members of Clitheroe United Reformed Church were proud to show off their hand-decorated Fairtrade cotton bunting at their Big Brew and Book Sale. During Fairtrade Fortnight there were also workshops, coffee mornings and other fairtrade based group activities.

On May 7th, during the Sheep Fest, the Fairtrade sheep was displayed at the Atrium Café at the Castle and the URC had a Fairtrade stall and sold teas and books.

l For more information about Fairtrade in Clitheroe, contact Jo Harding by e-mail to: jo@clitheroe books.co.uk