|Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight|
|Wednesday, 09 March 2011 17:16|
We are currently in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual event organised by the Fairtrade Foundation which aims to highlight and raise awareness of the benefits of ‘fair trade’. The Fairtrade Foundation was founded in 1992 with the aim of transforming international trading structures, which can often disadvantage the poorest farmers and producers in developing countries.
In the UK the Foundation’s mission is to work with community groups, businesses and individuals to improve the trading position of individuals and groups in developing countries, and to deliver sustainable livelihoods for farmers, workers and their communities.
Tomorrow I’ll be one of the guest judges at Graveney School’s Fairtrade Fortnight ‘Masterchef’ contest – where students will have 30 minutes to cook a meal using at least two Fairtrade ingredients.
On Friday afternoon I'll be hosting a Fairtrade tea and coffee afternoon in my constituency office at 273 Balham High Road, from 1.30pm-3.30pm. If you'd like to attend, please get in touch here, so I can make sure I've got enough fairtrade tea and coffee for everyone.
Promoted by Tooting Labour Party on behalf Sadiq Khan and Tooting Labour Party, all of 273 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BD. Hosted by 34SP.com, 349 Bury Old Road, Manchester, M25 1PY.