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Packed programme to mark Fairtrade Fortnight in Glossopdale

Members of Glossopdale Fairtrade Group outside Aldi in Glossop during the campaign in 2020.

Glossopdale Fairtrade Group's Fairtrade Fortnight starts next week and there's a full programme of events again. 

In 2021, members weren't able to dress up as bananas and hand out Fairtrade fruit - as in previous years - as plans were scaled back due to coronavirus. 

The Fairtrade Primary Schools Competition this year will focus on the climate and environmental emergency, with children asked to think of a project to help tackle climate change locally. 

The closing date is Friday 11 March and you can email Christine Nudds for more details on how to enter at christine.nudds1@mypostoffice.co.uk 

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday 21 February to Sunday 6 March. 

Glossopdale has been a Fairtrade Zone for 12 years and the group will soon be renewing its Fairtrade status with the Fairtrade Foundation. 

Christine Nudds, from Glossopdale Fairtrade Group, said: "In Fairtrade Fortnight each year we encourage shoppers to buy Fairtrade goods, so Fairtrade farmers have a fair income, and with the help of the Fairtrade Foundation can implement farming techniques to combat the worse effects of climate change." 

Here's a full list of events planned: 

Tuesday 22 February 

Fairtrade Breakfast at Central Methodist Church on Chapel Street in Glossop from 8am to 10am. The Mayor of High Peak, Councillor Paul Hardy, will be in attendance. 

Saturday 26 February 

There will be a Fairtrade stand at Aldi, off Arundel Street, in Glossop from 10am to 2pm. 

Tuesday 1 March 

There will be a tea/coffee afternoon at Old Glossop Parish Church from 2pm. 

Monday 21 March - Friday 1 April 

There will be a Fairtrade display in Glossop Library, featuring the winning entries in the Fairtrade Primary Schools Competition. 

Saturday 2 April 

There will be a coffee morning at Central Methodist Church on Chapel Street from 10am to 12.30pm, where prizes will be presented for the winning entries in the Fairtrade Primary Schools Competition.

Christine has also spoken more about Fairtrade Fortnight with our reporter Gill Garston. Listen to the full interview below... 


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