13 March, 2018

Amazing Fairtrade Fortnight Events Up and Down the UK

Banana suits galore Fairtrade Fortnight
by Heather Nicholson

Over the past few weeks, campaigner groups up and down the country have been donning banana suits, whipping up cake sales and getting creative for Fairtrade Fortnight.

Here's a snapshot of some of the fantastic events local campaigners have put on over the last few weeks.

A gallery full of inspiring messages from Fairtrade at St Michael's photo booth. 

St Michael's Fairtrade Fortnight

Image Credit: Twitter @FT_StMichaels

We love our cake sales! Below pupils from Woodlands Academy, Leeds show off their sweet treats and Bake Off's Sandy Docherty donated a special cake for Haworth's raffle.

 Bake Offs

Image Credit: Twitter @Woodlandsleeds, @haworthfairtrad

Getting crafty with paper mache turtles at St Edmund's School in Canterbury, a Fairtrade bunting competition at Stenhouse Primary in Edinburgh and a jam-packed display from the Waltham Forest Fairtrade Group.

Fairtrade Fortnight crafts

Image Credit: Twitter @FairtradeSPS, @LBWFFairtrade

Mossley Fairtrade Town embraced the Come On In theme and created a beautifully designed Fairtrade street out of recycled materials.

Mossley Fairtrade Town

Image Credit: Facebook @Fairtrademossley 

Belfast celebrated Fortnight by renewing their Fairtrade City status! Bristol chose to celebrate their Fairtrade heroes by holding a business awards ceremony.

Fairtrade Fortnight Towns

Image Credit: Twitter @belfastcc, @FTBristol

Thank you to everybody who got involved and who made Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 one of our best yet!

If you would like to join in campaigning for Fairtrade see our In Your Community page for ideas and inspiration.

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Image Credit for header photos: @HolmeValleyFT, @FTSirGar, @Fair_Funky, @LeysFairtrade

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