Campaigners kicked off Fairtrade Fortnight with a successful coffee morning at Empingham Methodist Church.
The Rutland Fairtrade Steering Group is hosting events to raise awareness of the importance of fairtrade schemes. It will man a stall outside All Saints’ Church, Oakham, on Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30pm with a petition calling for the government to investigate supermarket pricing of bananas. There will also be a coffee morning at Oakham Methodist Church from 10am until midday. Spokesman Richard Baggott said: “Fairtrade Fortnight provides a good focus to let people know how important the scheme is for farmers.”