Stamford Fairtrade Steering Group to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

George Hetherington, from Stamford, promoting Fairtrade Fortnight with dressed up bananas

George Hetherington, from Stamford, promoting Fairtrade Fortnight with dressed up bananas

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A GROUP is gearing up to celebrate all things Fairtrade.

Stamford Fairtrade Steering Group will celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight from Monday, February 20, until Saturday, March 3, with a variety of events.

An exhibition will take place in the gallery at Stamford Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street with community groups, schools and churches being asked to contribute.

The group is running competitions for primary school children to design an advert for a Fairtrade product and for secondary school children and adults to design a logo to advertise that Stamford is a Fairtrade town.

And there is also a dress a banana competition. Bananas and craft materials will be available in the gallery and entry costs £1. There will be daily prizes for the best dressed banana.

George Hetherington, who is a member of the steering group, is pictured above with some of the dressed bananas, which have been designed by steering group member Erika Burt and Trinity Methodist Church member Dee Gaunt.

There will also be quizzes on Fairtrade items.

Mr Hetherington said it promised to be a good two weeks, which would celebrate five years of Stamford being a Fairtrade town.

There will also be a chocolate fountain sponsored by Fairtrade company Divine Chocolate with a selection of fruit, as well as stalls selling goods.

It runs every day at the Arts Centre between 10am and 6pm.

A variety of retailers will be supporting the event and selling Fairtrade goods.