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Coffee morning shows support for fairtrade farming

From left, Eileen Ray, Anne Dickman and Hannah Westrup, 17

From left, Eileen Ray, Anne Dickman and Hannah Westrup, 17

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.”

 

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