Rutland’s annual Fairtrade market attracts hundreds

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More than 700 visitors turned out to celebrate all things Fairtrade at a popular event at Oakham Castle on Saturday.

Rutland Fairtrade Steering Group held its Annual Fairtrade Market, which was opened by Rutland MP Alan Duncan.

A range of goods, including jewellery, fabrics, crafts, gifts and food items were sold by the Fairtrading Post of Melton, Green Circle of Stamford, and Wildweaves of Oakham. Holistic Living of Kingscliffe had an aromatherapy stall, members of the Transition Towns group demonstrated making Christmas decorations from recycled materials and Friends of the Earth held an information stall.

Fairtrade teas, coffees and cakes were also on offer. Crowds were kept entertained by two fashion shows, as well as a Fairtrade raffle and quiz.