HF celebrates its new Fairtrade status
Local residents and visitors of Hammersmith and Fulham are invited to help the borough celebrate its new Fairtrade status with a day of festivities in Lyric Square on Saturday 4 March.
The event, which has been organised by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, the Local Agenda 21 forum, and local volunteers, will mark this important achievement, as well as giving people the chance to try Fairtrade products for themselves. It will also lead smoothly into Fair Trade Fortnight (6-19 March) when there will be other events held around the borough to publicise this important movement.
Between 11am and 3pm there will be lots to see and do, including live
music from a local choir and drumming group, a Fairtrade quiz, face
painting, free Fairtrade tea and coffee, and Fairtrade food sampling.
At midday Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Burke, will welcome
Councillor Charlie Treloggan said: "Fairtrade has huge and obvious advantages for farmers in the developing
world and I'm delighted that Hammersmith & Fulham has worked so hard to
A Fairtrade banner which has been decorated by pupils from Flora Gardens Primary School and the local Woodcraft Folk group will be displayed on the day, and at other Fairtrade events in the future. Prizes for the Fairtrade Quiz, to be held throughout the day, include Fairtrade footballs signed by players from Queens Park Rangers and Fulham Football club, and a gift hamper.
A new leaflet will be available on the day, showing where Fairtrade
products can be purchased across the borough, and these will also be
available in local libraries, council offices and other public places.
FAIRTRADE Mark products are bought direct from farmers in the developing
1) The full programme for the day is as follows:
11:00 - Event starts
February 26, 2006