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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.

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.”


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