This Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb to 8th Mar), the Fairtrade Guernsey is running or supporting the following events:
• Fairtrade story writing competition for primary schools, closing date Friday 28th Feb
• Sat 22nd Feb, 8.45-10am – Big Fairtrade Breakfast @ Les Cotils (reserve your place – email: email@example.com)
• Sat 29th Feb from 7pm – Fairtrade Quiz @ St Martin’s Community Centre (reserve a table of 6, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Wed 4th March from 7pm – free speaker event in partnership with Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development
Commission and Guernsey for Freedom @ the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
• Sat 7th March 10am-12pm – children’s activity morning @ Guille-Allès library
• A Fairtrade lunch menu will also be available throughout the Fortnight at Hideaway Patisserie and Brasserie
About Fairtrade: The international Fairtrade system exists to end poverty through trade. The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent certification body and NGO which licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on more than 5,000 products which meet its rigorous social, economic and environmental standards. This independent label signifies to consumers that farmers and workers across 73 developing countries are getting a better deal from trade.
Today, more than 1.6 million people who work hard to produce coffee, tea, cocoa, bananas, wines, flowers, cotton,
gold and many other products benefit from Fairtrade, which campaigns for as well as enables a fairer system of global trade. Beyond certification, the Fairtrade Foundation is deepening its impact by delivering specialist programmes to help disadvantaged communities boost productivity in the face of challenges such as climate change.