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Faitrade Fortnight to be marked in Oakham and Whissendine

Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year runs from February 24 to March 8, is a time when thousands of people up and down the country get together to celebrate the progress that has been made to make trade fairer, and to campaign against exploitation that still exists.

The Rutland Fairtrade Forum will be holding a Big Brew at the Methodist Church on Northgate in Oakham, from 10am to midday on Saturday, February 29. On the same day, a Fairtrade coffee morning is being held at Whissendine Village Hall, also from 10am to midday.

The themes for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight are cocoa and a living income, with a particular focus on the role that women play in the production of cocoa.

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