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City Centre Events for Fairtrade Fortnight

23rd February 2012

Residents and businesses in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to help Take a Step for Fairtrade and switch to buying or offering Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee or sugar during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Wolverhampton has been a Fairtrade City for eight years, and the Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership has arranged a series of events and activities to mark Fairtrade Fortnight which starts this Saturday February 25 and runs until March 11.  These events include a special service at St Peter’s Collegiate Church from 3pm on Sunday February 26th, a Fairtrade Quiz at the University of Wolverhampton’s Student Union from 7pm on Friday March 2nd and a sale of Fairtrade gifts, food and crafts at the Civic Centre, Tuesday March 6th to Thursday March 8th from 10am - 4pm

A full list of events during Fairtrade Fortnight, along with a host of other information about Fairtrade, can be found at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/fairtrade.

The efforts of Wolverhampton’s Fairtrade pioneers have been praised by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, who was in the city centre on Friday.  He met representatives from  the Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership and Revolver World, a community co-operative set-up by sister company Revolver Records to sell Fairtrade coffee in Uganda and Tanzania.

Fairtrade products can be found in numerous shops, cafe’s and churches throughout t the city centre including Yates, Don Salvo, Midcounties Co-op, Marks & Spencer, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Cafe, St Peter’s Cafe, Costa Coffee and Greggs.  Darlington Street Methodist Church run a Fairtrade Store with food, beauty products and clothing every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, with Wolverhampton Mayor Bert Williams and Lord Turner.

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