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Coffee shop customers Cathy and Trevor Roach being served by staff member Caroline Lawson in front of the fairtrade display.

Coffee shop customers Cathy and Trevor Roach being served by staff member Caroline Lawson in front of the fairtrade display.

Wine tasting and a school cookery competition will have a part to play in events
organised to mark Fairtrade Fortnight in Harborough.

Supermarkets, schools, shops and churches are getting involved in the annual event to recognise fairness in food.

The fortnight started on Monday and runs until Sunday, March 10.

Harborough C of E Primary, the only Fairtrade school in Harborough, is holding two events.

There will be an afternoon tea on Monday at which pensioners will be able to sample baked goods made by pupils using Fairtrade ingredients.

There will also be entertainment for the elderly people provided by the children in the form of music and dance, as well as a Fairtrade stall and a raffle.

Raffle prizes have been donated for the afternoon tea event from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and the Co-op.

The event is taking place in the school hall between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

There will also be a wine tasting evening at the school where people will be able to sample Fairtrade wines in the school hall between 6pm and 8pm next Thursday. There will be another stall and raffle.

New Horizons, the Baptist Church Coffee Shop in Manor Walk, Harborough, will be hoping to serve hundreds of Fairtrade tea and coffees over the fortnight.

There will also be a range of Fairtrade products to buy, including chocolate, notebooks, jam, Easter eggs and honey.

Kay Smith, of New Horizons, said: “We hope many people will try more food and goods that are fairly traded, enjoying them all the more knowing that people who grew and prepared them are getting a fairer deal for their hard work.”

The Harborough Fairtrade Town Steering Committee has organised a cookery competition during the fortnight with Robert Smyth Academy, Welland Park College, Little Bowden Primary, Harborough C of E and Lubenham Primary taking part.

A prize-giving ceremony will be held at Robert Smyth on Tuesday, March 12, at 3.45pm, where each schools’ winners will receive certificates.

The chairman of Harborough Council John Everett will present the prizes.

The Co-op is helping with vouchers and its branch manager has been invited to attend.

 

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