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Doreen Winter from the Boley Park Modern Sequence Dance Group with Gary Brooks
A Lichfield supermarket manager has picked up some top tips ahead of a tea dance as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Gary Brooks, manager of the Boley Park Midlands Co-operative foodstore, was given some last minute dance tips by local instructor Doreen Winter in preparation for a Strictly Fairtrade Tea Dance which is being organised by the retailer on February 26. Gary added:
“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.”
The event will run from 2pm to 4pm at Boley Park Community Centre 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 one pound to Midlands Co-operative’s corporate charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Assocition, for those attending. Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 22 to March 7.


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