Gary Brooks
Gary Brooks

A Lichfield supermarket manager is picking up some last minute tips ahead of a dancing event in the city.

The Strictly Fairtrade Tea Dance is being organised by the Boley Park Midlands Co-operative store on February 26.

And ahead of the event, which is part of Fairtrade Fortnight, the supermarket’s manager Gary Brooks will be getting some handy hints from Boley Park Modern Sequence Dance Group instructor Doreen Winter at the store tomorrow (February 16) at 3.30pm.

Gary said:

“The co-operative has supported Fairtrade from its inception and we continue to offer a broad range of products in this area.  Our ever-growing range of Fairtrade products is helping thousands of impoverished growers work their way out of poverty.

“We are delighted to be able to get involved in this year’s campaign by holding our Strictly Fairtrade Tea Dance.  It will give people the opportunity to let their hair down at the same time as sampling some of the great Fairtrade products which we offer in our stores.  We hope that will help convince them to make the change to Fairtrade for good.”

Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event run by the Fairtrade Foundation, to highlight the how consumers in the UK can help producers in the third world get a fairer deal.  This year Midlands Co-operative’s Member Relations team is organising a the dance at the Boley Park Community Centre to support the annual campaign.

The dance will run from 2pm to 4pm on February 26 giving local people the opportunity to try out their dance moves, as well as sampling Fairtrade tea and cakes.  There will be a suggested donation of £1 to Midlands Co-operative’s corporate charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Assocition, for those attending.


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