Wales ‘goes bananas’ for Fairtrade!
25 Feb 2009
Having already become the world’s first Fair Trade Nation, Wales is aiming to break another world record this Fairtrade Fortnight ñ for the most bananas eaten in a day!
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Fairtrade Fortnight has just arrived (23rd Feb — 8th March) and Wales is preparing to celebrate in style. Having already become the world’s first Fair Trade Nation, Wales is aiming to break another world record this Fairtrade Fortnight ñ for the most bananas eaten in a day!
On Friday 6th — Saturday 7th March, thousands of people across Wales will be showing their commitment to Fairtrade and helping to break the world record for banana eating. All the bananas eaten will be Fairtrade! But that’s just the beginning of the fruity-antics planned across Wales during Fairtrade fortnight ñ in schools, villages and towns hundreds of events are set to make this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is the pick of the bunch. From gladiator battles’ using giant inflatable bananas, to a banana bus’ touring the country dishing out free Fairtrade fruit, and from Bridgend to Bangor, the country will be going bananas for Fairtrade!
Every county in Wales is joining in the party, and the guests of honour will be three Fairtrade farmers. Bella Joachim (a banana producer from Dominica), Bernard Ranaweera (an organic tea producer from Sri Lanka) and a coffee farmer from Columbia will be visiting schools, churches and community groups up and down the country, talking to local people about how Fairtrade has improved their lives.
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event designed to promote the benefits of buying Fairtrade. Wherever you see the Fairtrade logo, it guarantees that a fair price has been paid to farmers and producers like Bella and Bernard. By bringing together the committed Fairtrade campaigners of Wales with the producers whose lives their campaigning affects, Fairtrade Fortnight offers the people of Wales the chance to see that their consumer choices really do make a difference. And for the Fairtrade producers, it is an opportunity to see how much the people of Wales care about reducing global poverty through fair international trading.
So look out for the brand new Fair Trade Nation banners going up in 70 towns across the country, and for information about events happening in your area, contact Kate Meakin, 07882 680113 / 02920 803293, email@example.com
Image and story courtesy of Fairtrade Wales
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