Fairtrade Fortnight 21 February - 6 March 2022
This year, the borough will once again be celebrating the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual UK event, Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 21 February – 6 March 2022.
The Fairtrade Foundation campaigns for social, economic, and environmental justice, and supports many producers worldwide.
Fairtrade groups across the borough have organised the following events:
- 25 February – Neston Fairtrade Town Steering Group is hosting a Fairtrade stall at Neston Market
- 26 February – Fairtrade coffee morning at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, 10am – 12noon
- 28 February – Cheshire West Fairtrade steering group is hosting a Fairtrade breakfast at Chester Cathedral
- 1 March – Fairtrade talk focusing on chocolate at the Tuesday Club, The Centurion Pub, Vicars Cross
- 4 March – Members of the Cheshire West Fairtrade steering group join the Lord Mayor for afternoon tea
- 4 March - Traidcraft Big Brew at Neston Methodist Church and Community Centre Welcome Café, 9.30am - 12.30pm
- Oldfield Primary School, Vicars cross and Kingsley St John’s CE Primary School, Frodsham will host a Fairtrade stall
- Chester Fairtrade shop, based in Wesley Church Centre, Chester, will be offering 10 per cent off everything during Fairtrade Fortnight
An online Fairtrade festival has also been organised by the Fairtrade Foundation. The festival will feature panel discussions with farmers from communities around the world, and interactive workshops on sustainable living. View the full festival line up online: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want/.