This year's Felixstowe Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 takes place from Monday 24 February to Sunday 8 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 by the Mayor of Felixstowe at Christ Church Felixstowe on Monday 24 February. The launch at 1030 (including refreshments) is followed by a Fairtrade walk organised in co-operation with the Felixstowe Walkers group".
The Fortnight's main event is a Family Fun Day on Saturday 29 February (1000-1630) at Felixstowe Library. There will be games, competitions, refreshments, a Fairtrade stall, raffle, tombola and chocolate fountain. Organised in co-operation with the Friends of Felixstowe Library. There is also a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at St. John's Church on Saturday 7 March.
Admission free to events.
Eight 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