Fairtrade is promoted throughout the year by people who organise Fairtrade events and stalls. Fairtrade Fortnight is a time when special offers appear in shops and a number of extra events take place nationwide. This year the invitation to “Come on in to Fairtrade” was part of many events.
The following is a list of some of the events that took place during and around Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 in our district.
Friday 23rd Feb: Wilson Endowed School, Over Kellet had a Fairtrade tuck shop at break time.
Saturday 24th Feb: Galgate Fairtrade Breakfast
Sunday 25th Feb – Sun 11th March: Campaigning for justice, Slave Trade Triangle to Fairtrade Triangle – an exhibition of banners in St. John’s Church Ellel
Monday to Friday during Fairtrade Fortnight – 9:30 to 3pm: Free Fairtrade biscuits were included when anyone went to the regular “Drop In” at the Victoria Institute, Caton LA2 9QT, for a mug of Fairtrade tea or coffee.
Sunday 4th March: Fairtrade Stall at Caton St. Paul’s Church
Monday 5th March: Talk by Bruce Crowther about Fairtrade Projects in the area at The Gregson Centre organised by Lancaster University Fairtrade group
Wednesday 7th March: Fairtrade Stall at Caton St. Paul’s Church Hall during coffee morning
Wednesday 7th March: Moorside Primary School, Bowerham Road, held a Fairtrade Fair
Thurs. 8th March: Fairtade Stall and Banana Eating Competition, Alexandra Sq. Lancaster University
Thursday 8th March: Chocolate Stall and Presentation at Lancaster Girls Grammar School Year 7 Fairtrade Event
Friday 9th March between 1pm and 7pm: Refreshments and stalls to raise money for Traidcraft Exchange Entrepreneur initiative at a rep’s house. Cake, biscuits, tea and coffee and lots of food and crafts were for sale – fairly traded of course.
Friday 9th March: Fairtrade afternoon tea at Dolphinholme C of E Primary School organised by the school council
Saturday 10th March: Dolphinholme Churches’ Fairtrade Breakfast
Sunday 11th March: Fairtrade Stall at Caton St. Paul’s Church