Council backs Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Stockport Council, together with the Stockport Fairtrade Group, is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which is running from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March.

Council backs Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

The nationwide campaign ‘Come On In’ is inviting everyone to come in to the world of the people who grow our food to see what life can be like when farmers and workers aren’t paid fairly.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will also challenge the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear.

Events in Stockport during Fairtrade Fortnight:

  1. Pop-up stall at Stockport Homes on Wednesday 28th February between 11am-1pm at Cornerstone, 2 Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3NQ. Free bananas, cookies, resources and information about Fairtrade.

  2. Fairtrade tasting event on Wednesday 28th February between 10am-2pm at Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7AY.

  3. Pop-up stall at Stockport railway station on Saturday 3rd March between 10am-2pm. Free bananas, cookies, resources and information about Fairtrade.

  4. Traidcraft ‘Big Brew’ event on Saturday 10th March between 2.30pm-4.30pm at Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7NN. It is in aid of the Traidcraft ‘Hidden Entrepreneurs Appeal’ and any monies raised will be doubled by the UK Government.

Cllr David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, said: “The Council has continuously supported Fairtrade and it renewed its Fairtrade Borough status last year until 2019. Buying Fairtrade produce is an excellent way to support developing countries and local communities in our everyday lives, so I’d encourage residents to learn more about this campaign.”

Follow #FairtradeFortnight to keep up to date with all the latest activity.

For more information visit www.stockport-fairtrade.org.uk