Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

February 26, 2012 by lorely lloyd   Comments (0)


Press Release:  Fairtrade Falmouth: Fairtrade Fortnight 25th Feb 2012.


Falmouth is now in its seventh year as a Fairtrade Town and to celebrate the Fairtrade Falmouth Team have started the local events for Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a Mad Hatters Fairtrade Tea Party on The Moor last Saturday 25th Feb .

The Tea Party was to highlight the availability of Fairtrade bananas and chocolate and the need to make sure that the growers are paid fair wages.   The public were invited to join the party by choosing a ‘mad hat’, making up a slogan for Fairtrade and having their photo taken with the Mad Hatter and her helpers.

Rachel Lay of the Fair Trade Falmouth team said “ Fairtrade is a serious issue but we wanted to make sure people could support it in an informative but fun way”.




1: Emanuela, Gabrielle and Senara Pemberton-Pounder with their father Dave,  model some hats with their slogan ‘Put Fairtrade on your weekly shopping’.


2: Mad Hatter (Maureen DeSilva), Glyn Roberts, Jane Powers, Andrina Cossey and John Birks: sharing tea and sartorial elegance.


3: Mad Hatter plus local students: Francine Jarvis, Emily, Libby Rouse and Arina Rogers


Like other years several public events are held across Falmouth during Fairtrade Fortnight to offer tasters of the Fairtrade goods that can be purchased locally. So come and join us at any of the following:


Tues 28 Feb: All Saints Church, Coffee Morning 10:00 -12:00noon


Fri 2nd March: Falmouth Council Chambers Fairtrade Tasters 2:00 to 4:00pm


Thursday 8th March St Mary’s School Fairtrade Coffee morning.


Sat 10th March:  Methodist Chapel: Fairtrade Tasting Party 10am -12noon


Sat 10th March: Foyer Phoenix Cinema: Wine&Chocolate Tasting 3pm - 8pm


For more information 01326 317587