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Volunteers go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Councillor Elizabeth Sneath with Kay King, Sarah Chadd and Emily Wadsworth at a Fairtrade coffee morning held at the South Holland District Council offices in Spalding.  ANL-140227-104712001

Councillor Elizabeth Sneath with Kay King, Sarah Chadd and Emily Wadsworth at a Fairtrade coffee morning held at the South Holland District Council offices in Spalding. ANL-140227-104712001

Tea and coffee were served at South Holland District Council’s offices in Spalding to help get a fairer deal for farmers in Third World countries.

Members of South Holland Fairtrade Steering Group hosted a banana-themed coffee morning to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, a campaign to improve working and trading conditions for people in the developing world.

Council staff, councillors and members of the public bought drinks, cake, chocolate and other items, including Traidcraft gifts, during the two-hour event at the district council’s offices in Priory Road.

A council spokesman said: “South Holland was awarded Fairtrade Zone status in March 2009 and the money raised at the coffee morning will be used in the district to raise awareness of Fairtrade.”

Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, also hosted a coffee morning and spring fayre in aid of Fairtrade.

 

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