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Fairtrade fortnight 2013

We’ve had a fantastic fairtrade fortnight again this year, packed with many events and inspiring people.

THANK YOU to all of you who have joined us along the way and helped us out – we couldn’t manage without our fabulous team of staff, volunteers and supporters. We are so grateful for you all.

Here are some of our highlights:

On Tuesday 5th March, we once again were able to co-host an evening of olive tasting with farmers from Palestine at Chapter Arts Centre in Canton. The evening was a great success; we saw many familiar faces as well as some new ones. Many passers-by stopped to taste the delicious Zaytoun products and were very impressed by them. Fair Do’s also opened late for the evening which is always a pleasure as it makes us more accessible to those who are unable to visit us during ordinary working hours.

Here are some pictures from Tuesday; the first of some interviews happening at the tasting, and the second of Odeh, Palestinian olive farmer with Jan in the shop.

On Friday, Jan was invited to be a judge in St Cyre’s school’s public speaking competition entitled ‘Is fairtrade a load of bananas?’ We are always inspired by young people taking an active role in advancing the cause of fair trade, so it was a great experience and a fitting end to another successful FT14. Here is Jan with fellow judge Cllr. Mark Wilson.

Until next year!