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Fairtrade events to help poor farmers and producers
8:42am Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
CAMPAIGNERS will be taking steps to help poor farmers and producers in the developing world earn a living wage, at venues around Kidderminster during Fairtrade Fortnight.
The town’s Fairtrade Group will be dishing out information and selling Traidcraft goodies to students at Kidderminster College for the first time on Tuesday, February 26.
The stand and stall will then move into the Swan Centre where the group’s members will be looking for support from shoppers on Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2.
They will also be helping out at the Co-op’s Fairtrade event on Monday, February 25 where a chef will be cooking up treats using Fairtrade products.
Local schoolchildren will be lending a hand and a coffee farmer from Gautemala will be there to explain the importance of buying Fairtrade.
Group chairman Sue Cowen said: “The Co-op is a major advocate of Fairtrade and we are very pleased to support their event.
“We are also delighted to be allowed into the college. We’ve done a lot of work in schools, with assemblies and competitions, and now we have the opportunity to put the Fairtrade message to older students.
“If people include even just a few items of Fairtrade products in their weekly shop it will make an enormous difference to people in poor countries, enabling them to support themselves, their families and their communities.”
The group first gained Fairtrade status for Kidderminster in 2007.