Fairtrade FortnightARCHIVE

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Where: various venues in Sidmouth

Who: various guests

Join the Fairtrade Fortnight "Treasure Hunt”!

With Fairtrade Fortnight (26 February - 11 March) fast approaching, local campaigners are gearing up for a host of events in Sidmouth.
 
This year’s Fortnight kicks off with a special “Treasure Hunt”: prizes will be awarded to those who manage to track down the most "Fairtrade supporter” stickers, which can be found in windows, on doors and inside shops, cafes, churches and other buildings around the town. 
 
Sidmouth Fairtrade Group Coordinator Wendy Spratling says:
 
“We think the competition will prove a fun way to showcase the many places where Fairtrade goods can be purchased locally. We are delighted to see local businesses and organisations getting on board, and hope that more will follow suit as demand for ethically traded products grows." 
 
Fairtrade “detectives" of all ages are invited to take part in the competition. Entry forms are available from the Library and Co-op store from Monday 12 February, and should be returned to the Library by Saturday 3 March. The prize-giving will take place at a Fairtrade Coffee Morning at the Library on Saturday, 10 March. 
 
Other highlights of Fairtrade Fortnight include a "Meet the Tea Grower” event at All Saints Church Hall at 2 pm on Thursday 1 March, a Fairtrade Breakfast at the Methodist Church on Sunday 4 March, and a Fairtrade Afternoon Tea at St Francis Church on the same day. Admission to all events is free, and everyone is welcome.
 
For further details, contact Wendy Spratling on 01395 512739 or see the Sidmouth Fairtrade Group Facebook page. 
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