Fairtrade Fortnight 23rd February-8th March 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight is a time every year when a special push is made to raise the profile of fairly traded goods and the issues surrounding fair trade. The theme of Fairtrade Fortnight this year is Make it Happen – Choose Fairtrade. And if you, like us, think now is the time to do something and make it happen, there’s lots of ways to get involved.

At Fair Do’s we support schools, churches, workplaces, social groups, and anyone who’s interested in fair trade. We can supply you with your choice of fairly traded goods on a sale-or-return basis – call into the shop or phone us on (029) 2022 2066 to find out more details. We also stock resources, including DVDs, posters and bilingual literature to help you promote fair trade.

The finale of Fairtrade Fortnight 2009 will be a huge event bringing together the whole Fairtrade movement, from producers to school children, with you, the Fairtrade campaigners at its heart. From noon on Friday 6 March to noon on Saturday 7 March, people all over the world will attempt to break the world record for Fairtrade banana eating by hosting banana-themed events.

Find out more about how you can make it happen for banana farmers at www.fairtrade.org.uk/gobananas where you can register for the event, download a Go Bananas for Fairtrade Campaign Pack and order the limited edition Go Bananas for Fairtrade T-shirt.

To find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk.