Lewisham residents urged to go bananas about Fairtrade for Fairtrade fortnight

News Shopper: Lewisham residents urged to go bananas about Fairtrade for Fairtrade fortnight Lewisham residents urged to go bananas about Fairtrade for Fairtrade fortnight

LEWISHAM residents are encouraged to go bananas about ending poverty and buy only Fairtrade bunches of the yellow fruit.

The campaign to give banana farmers and workers a fair wage is part of Fairtrade fortnight from February 24 to March 9 and is supported by Lewisham Council.

Events include a Fairtrade supper at the Catford Canteen on March 4 from 7pm to 11pm, a talk at Goldsmith’s University on March 6 by a Columbian banana farmer, and Fairtrade refreshments and speakers at the Horniman Museum on March 8.

The Mayor of Lewisham, which has been a Fairtrade borough for around 10 years, Sir Steve Bullock, said: “Everyone can do their bit whether it’s taking part in a Fairtrade event - or making a conscious decision to buy Fairtrade bananas and other Fairtrade products.

“The important thing to remember is that we continue to spread the Fairtrade message and to campaign for workers in developing countries to get a fairer deal for their hard work.”

For more information visit lewisham.gov.uk/fairtrade

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11:52am Wed 19 Feb 14

Techvedic says...

Hopefully, the message will have impact across all strata of society, and make a difference in farmers' lives. Campaigners should also focus on the USPs of the fruit in terms of its nutritional value. (Editor, Techvedic)
Hopefully, the message will have impact across all strata of society, and make a difference in farmers' lives. Campaigners should also focus on the USPs of the fruit in terms of its nutritional value. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic

1:48pm Wed 19 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

And who paid for the visit to this country of the Columbian farmer? and who has paid for the fair trade refreshments and speakers to Hornimans Museum and Talk at Goldsmith College etc.? I thought there was a budget to be put in place and money to be clawed back from services, and yet here we are lavishing on other countries as usual.
And who paid for the visit to this country of the Columbian farmer? and who has paid for the fair trade refreshments and speakers to Hornimans Museum and Talk at Goldsmith College etc.? I thought there was a budget to be put in place and money to be clawed back from services, and yet here we are lavishing on other countries as usual. sarfflondonbird

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