Awareness events put on by group which secured ‘Fairtrade Town’ status for Grantham

Smell ' and taste ' the coffee at Grantham Market tomorrow.
Smell ' and taste ' the coffee at Grantham Market tomorrow.
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Fairtrade Fortnight is underway and will be marked in Grantham.

The town’s steering group, which was successful in gaining ‘Fairtrade Town’ status for the second year running, has organised a range of events.

They began on Monday with a coffee morning at the Mayor’s Parlour, followed by a coffee morning at ChristChurch on Tuesday and a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ in partnership with Jubilee Christian Fellowship and Sandon School yesterday (Thursday).

These will be followed tomorrow (Saturday) with coffee-tasting on a stall at Grantham Market, where shoppers will be asked to spot which is coffee is Fairtrade in a bid to raise awareness of what Fairtrade is about.

Meanwhile, the steering group will be actively encouraging local businesses to switch to Fairtrade.

Chairman Andy Scholes said: “We are inviting everyone in Grantham to come along to one of our events and learn what lies behind our everyday shopping – when you’re enjoying a bar of chocolate, you’re helping a cocoa grower pay for their child’s school fees.”