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Lend your support to Fairtrade Fortnight

Category: General

Date: 27.02.2015

Time: 20:50

Bring about positive change for farmers and workers in developing countries by supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 (23 February - 8 March). 

In 2015, Fairtrade Fortnight will be on a mission to ask shoppers and businesses to choose products that change lives. Campaigners across Peterborough will join forces with the rest of the country and share stories from the people who grow our favourite products, to remind everyone of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes and why it is still needed.

70% of the world’s food is produced by 500 million smallholder farmers yet many of them remain trapped in chronic poverty. Fairtrade ensures farmers across the developing world receive a fairer price for their work, as well as an additional Fairtrade Premium, used by farmers and workers to invest in their communities. The community then decides what the Premium is spent on, whether that’s building a new school or hospital, or investing in better environmental business practices.

Join Fairtrade Peterborough for a Fairtrade Wine Tasting at Peterborough Cathedral’s Becket Chapel on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 from 7.30pm-9pm. This informal evening will be a fantastic opportunity to try some Fairtrade wine and delicious nibbles and discover more about Fairtrade across the globe.

Tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the night. To book your tickets, email fairtradepeterborough@gmail.com or telephone Sr Mary Mason on 07811 345 857.

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