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Fair Trade Fortnight –February 26 – March 14

Every year all over the country during Fair Trade Fortnight, we are encouraged to pop a few items into our shopping baskets with the Fair Trade Mark in order to support the farmers and smallholders around the world who provide our everyday foods. It is amazing what those few pence extra from the Fair Trade Premium can mean to so many living in poverty. They may choose to support their children in school, improve their home or dig a bore hole for the village to access clean water.
Traidcraft is a founder organisation of Fair Trade in this country and continues to support both those in agriculture and craft producers with training and helping in difficult times. I have been a Voluntary Rep for over 35 years selling Fair Trade foods and crafts through Traidcraft.
As well as leading workshops and assemblies in our local schools during Fair Trade Fortnight, I am holding a ‘Big Brew’ Coffee Morning in the United Reformed Church, Boar Street, Mere, on Saturday March 4 from 10.30am-12 noon. Please come along and join me, enjoy a Fair Trade cuppa and snack or a special cup-cake and find out more about how Fair Trade can help farmers flourish.
Janet Way


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