Fairtrade Fortnight focus

A Market Harborough coffee shop has teapots at the ready for The Big Brew campaign during Fairtrade Fortnight, which starts this Monday.

Staff and volunteers at the New Horizons coffee shop in Manor Walk, opposite the Co-op store, hope to serve hundreds of cups of Fairtrade coffee, tea and hot chocolate to help farmers and workers in developing countries provide for their families.

The coffee shop, which is run by Market Harborough Baptist Church in Coventry Road, is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.15am to 3.30pm.

It also sells a range of Fairtrade goods, including chocolate, jam and honey.

Staff are also putting together a window display featuring a giant teapot, Fairtrade goods and information about choosing products that change lives.

“Look out for the Fairtrade mark and enjoy food and goods all the more, knowing that people who grew and prepared them are getting a fairer deal for their hard work,” said Kay Smith, a coffee shop supervisor.

St Dionysius Church, in High Street, Harborough, is planning its own Big Brew event for Friday, March 6.

Meanwhile, a stall will be set-up up at Harborough Market, in Northampton Road, next Saturday, showcasing samples of Fairtrade goods which are sold at Harborough outlets.

To be included on the stall, email asbeer@hotmail.com.