Fairtrade on a plate at Clitheroe’s big breakfast

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Shoppers and visitors are being invited to sit down for a “Big Fairtrade Breakfast” on Saturday March 5th.

Food is served from 10am at the United Reformed Church, Moor Lane, Clitheroe, to support the farmers who grow some of the breakfast staples such as coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to buy Fairtrade Products from stalls and there will be an activity for children.

The event is part of Fairtrade Fortnight in Clitheroe, which begins on Monday February 29th and runs until March 13th.

Katy Holden from Clitheroe Fairtrade Group said: “Lack of food security is one of the world’s most critical issues.

“It is in our interest that we in the UK help drive a real change for the farming communities who need it most.

“Fairtrade means many producers and workers are able to do what we take for granted; put enough food on the table for themselves and the people they care about, all year round. We hope that as many people as possible in Clitheroe will get involved this Fairtrade Fortnight.”

Internationally, Fairtrade works with 1.5 million farmers and workers in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin and Central America enabling them to earn a sustainable income and the Fairtrade Premium that they can invest in community, business and environmental projects.

More information from www.fairtrade.org.uk/breakfast or email fairtradeinclitheroe@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page clitheroefairtradegroup