Dunbar Fairtrade Group will be holding its popular annual coffee morning on Saturday 5 March to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. It will take place at Dunbar Town House from 10 am to 12 noon. An entrance donation is requested of £2 for adults and £1 for children. This will cover Fairtrade coffee, tea, juice and snacks, as well as a raffle ticket.
Nigel Bird of Dunbar Fairtrade Group said: “Our coffee morning is always a relaxed and happy affair, and everyone is welcome. We are delighted to announce that Dunbar Sings will be making an appearance at 11 am, after which the raffle will be drawn. There will also be a stall with a selection of Fairtrade products.”
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 29 February to 13 March, and the Dunbar Fairtrade Town banner will be displayed outside Lauderdale House at the end of the High Street throughout. The Crunchy Carrot will mount a display of Fairtrade goods.
Nigel Bird said: “There are lots of high quality Fairtrade products on sale in East Lothian, including in the supermarkets. These range from the basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate and bananas, to clothing and wine.
“Fairtrade producers receive a fair and stable price, and also a Fairtrade premium, which they can invest in their communities. Farm workers have the right to decent wages and to join trade unions. By buying Fairtrade, we can help around 1.5 million people improve their lives.”