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Events help campaigners boost Fairtrade Fortnight in Lichfield

Lichfield campaigners have celebrated this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight with a range of activities.

A number of events have seen link-ups with local supermarkets, shops and cafes to promote Fairtrade products.

Lichfield city Town Crier Ken Knowles lets Lichfield people know about what's happening during Fairtrade Fortnight

Lichfield city Town Crier Ken Knowles lets Lichfield people know about what's happening during Fairtrade Fortnight

A Fairtrade Bazaar saw shoppers encouraged to buy products which help producers in developing countries get a fair price for the goods they grow and make. Participating stores included Midlands Co-operative, Waitrose and Tesco.

Copies of the new Lichfield City Fairtrade Trail, featuring all Fairtrade city centre shops and cafes, were also available, while an event at Lichfield’s Speakers’ Corner saw local campaigners deliver speeches on why they support the cause.

Chair of Fairtrade Lichfield, Ian Jackson, said: “We are delighted to know that local people support Fairtrade in our schools, churches, coffee houses and shops.

“This year has seen a strong alliance of local businesses and campaigners talking about the impact of buying Fairtrade and how the way we shop can affect the lives of developing world producers.”

For more information on Fairtrade Lichfield, including a copy of the Lichfield City Fairtrade Trail, email Iwanggriffiths@sky.com.

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