Fairtrade fortnight kicks off on Monday in Bexhill

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Bexhill will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a series of events.

The fortnight begins on Monday (February 24) and runs until March 9 2014 during which the UK will be going bananas to demand fair wages and better living and working conditions for banana producers across the globe

Lesley Shareif, vice chair of the Fairtrade Town committee said: “We want to encourage all those in Bexhil to demand fairness and help end unfair banana pricing by supermarkets.”

Fairtrade ensures farmers across the developing world receive a decent price for their hard work. Our photo shows staff and pupils at Bexhill High trying out and designing their banana outfits which they will wear as they stroll around the town with other schools and supporters on Tuesday from 11 am. Many schools, churches , faith group and businesses will be selling Fairly Traded Rice from Malawi. If you require more info about orders or how to get involved call Jack Doherty 214605. It will also be on sale at our Fairtrade breakfast at Our Lady’s Hall, Southlands road on Sunday 2nd march at 10.55 after mass. A Fairtrade coffee morning will take place at St Mary Magdalene’s Hall from 10.30 to 11.30 on Saturday March 8th. As well as fairtrade ingredients cakes there will bbe other surprises.