Waveney welcomes Fairtrade event
Published on 26th September 2012
The Lowestoft Fairtrade Committee and Waveney District Council are hosting a special Autumn 'Fair-break' at Lowestoft Town Hall, on Wednesday October 3rd.
The event, which will take place between 11am and 2pm in the Council Chamber, provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about Fairtrade, who it benefits and why Lowestoft is officially a Fairtrade town.
There will be food and drink to sample and taste, gift stalls, multi-media displays and tons of information to help everyone get a better idea of what this worthwhile cause is all about.
Entry is free, although visitors are welcome to take part in a raffle on the day which will help raise funds for the committee to carry on their work promoting Fairtrade.
Cllr Colin Law, Leader of Waveney District Council said: "I am delighted that we are hosting this event, here in the Town Hall. It is a great opportunity to spread the word and I hope as many people as possible can make it here on Wednesday."
Cllr Nick Webb, Mayor of Lowestoft said: "As Mayor of a Fairtrade town this event is an important way of reminding the people of Lowestoft why we made this important commitment."
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. For more information, go to http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/