Having had Fairtrade status for over 10 years, and the Fairtrade movement having celebrated 25 years in 2019, the Trowbridge Fairtrade Group have announced the town’s participation in Fairtrade Fortnight, which will take place between Sunday February 24th and Sunday March 8th. The event was announced recently at Little Earth café, in Fore Street.
There will be a number of events taking place around the town at this time: to find out more about the work of the group, they will be at the ‘Celebrating Trowbridge‘ event taking place at the Town Hall on Saturday February 8th. On February 22nd, at 11.50am at 2 Queen’s Club Gardens, Trowbridge, a ‘Big Brew‘ event will be held – for just £2.50, you’ll get a piece of cake and as much tea or coffee you can drink – and you’ll be supporting Traidcraft. The next day, Sunday 23rd, why not come along to the Rotary Big Breakfast at the Peace Memorial Hall, North Bradley,
between 9 and 11am, where you’ll be able to wash down a delicious Full English with a selection of Fairtrade (of course) teas or coffees.
Leading up to the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, on Saturday March 7th Wesley Road Methodist Church will be holding a Fairtrade Coffee Morning, between 10am and 12 noon. You will also find a variety of stalls, and if you’ve a sweet tooth, why not try a Banana Split, made of course with Fairtrade bananas! Or why not drop in to Holy Trinity Church Trowbridge (on the roundabout) for Fairtrade coffee, tea and cake.
Additionally, on Tuesday February 25th, Angharad Hopkinson, a Fairtrade speaker from London will be visiting St. John’s RC School in Wingfield Road, where they will be inviting pupils to learn more about Fairtrade.
Our photograph shows Mayor David Cavill with members of the Trowbridge Fairtrade Group and staff from Little Earth café in Trowbridge