Thursday, 1 March 2007

Event: Church's Fairtrade bid

A church will promote the concept of Fairtrade during a special free event. Leigh Road Baptist Church will hold the event at the Stables, Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, on Saturday, March 10, from 7pm to 9pm, as part of Fairtrade Fortnight, to celebrate the initiative that pays farmers in developing countries more for their produce. It will be a chance for people to try out some free samples and find out more about what Fairtrade achieves. There will also be a talk, quizzes and information stands.

David Elcock, an event organiser and member of Leigh Road Baptist Church, added: "Leigh Road Baptist Church has recently become an official Fairtrade church and we are delighted to work with the Co-operative Group to raise awareness of Fairtrade in the town."
The event is being organised together with The Cooperative, which stocks a lot of Fairtrade products. Co-op spokeswoman Julia Fuller said: "Our members are enthusiastically supporting this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign and this event promises to be a fun and informative evening."

For information or to book places, ring 01908 843207/8 or e-mail membership.central&eastern@co- op.co.uk.