This year's Felixstowe Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 takes place from Monday 25 February to Sunday 10 March.
Alan Muchal of the Felixstowe Fairtrade Forum which is co-ordinating activities for the fortnight, said: "This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight will be launched at St. John's Church on Monday 25 February. The launch at 1030 (including a Coffee Morning) is followed by a Fairtrade walk organised in conjunction with the Felixstowe Walkers group".
The Fortnight's main event is a Family Fun Day on Saturday 2 March (1000-1630) at Felixstowe Library. There will be games, activities, a Fairtrade stall, raffle, tombola and refreshments.
On Sunday 10 March (1400-1600), enjoy free tea, coffee and homemade cakes served from the Chairman of the Felixstowe Fairtrade Forum's beach chalet on the prom at Bath Tap (below The Bartlet, Undercliff Road East). Donations welcome.
Admission free to events.
Nine Fairtrade towns (including Felixstowe) are members of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns (SAFT), and they work together to promote Fairtrade across Suffolk. Visit the SAFT website at www.suffolkfairtrade.org.uk to find out what is going on in this area.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Buying Fairtrade products ensures that they receive a fair price for their goods - and there is also a ‘social premium’ which goes towards providing community facilities, such as clean drinking water. Producers decide on projects democratically. Paying sustainable prices addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which can discriminate against the poorest, weakest producers.
For more information on Fairtrade in Felixstowe, please visit www.felixstowe-fairtrade.org.uk