By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Fairtrade Fortnight

I am supporting Fairtrade Fortnight and I encourage Flintshire residents to take part as well.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 29 February to 13 March and is an opportunity for people to raise awareness of the benefit of buying Fairtrade products over standard ones.

When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families. Whether it’s the extra cash in their pockets or being able to expand their farms to grow more food to eat, Fairtrade means many farmers and workers are able to fulfil a basic human need – to put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.

There are about 795 million people who are undernourished globally and buying Fairtrade will give them the support they need. Fairtrade Fortnight is also encouraging people to hold a Fairtrade breakfast, showing that the UK cares about the farmers and workers that put food on our tables. People who want to take part should visit http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/breakfast

I urge all those wanting to show their support for Fairtrade to take part in this fortnight of celebrations to raise awareness of the huge benefits buying Fairtrade brings for millions of farmers and workers around the world.

This year the campaign is encouraging people to hold a breakfast where all products are Fairtrade. This is a great opportunity to bring local communities together in Flintshire for a cuppa.