Sidmouth Fairtrade fortnight returns with programme of events

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:07 02 March 2017

Wendy Spratling with Sidmouth's Fairtrade certificate.

Wendy Spratling with Sidmouth's Fairtrade certificate.


Residents are being invited to find out about life as a cacao farmer as part of Sidmouth's annual Fairtrade fortnight.

Isaac Biadoo and Veronica Mintah have been invited to speak at Waitrose about their work producing beans in Ghana to make Divine chocolate.

Devon Fairtrade has arranged for the farmers to give talks around the county. Sidmouth was last year awarded Fairtrade Town status.

Waitrose customers are encouraged to come and speak to the farmers to see how Fairtrade works for them on Thursday, March 9, from noon.

They will also give a talk at Kennaway House at 2.30pm.

The visit is part of the fortnight, which runs from on Monday, February 27, until Sunday, March 12, with activities organised around the town to raise awareness.

Wendy Spratling, of Sidmouth Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “We want to make it into a big event. We want it to be more visible - it’s something that a lot people can do at home or when they are at work. It’s all part of the big project that more people are doing this and are more aware.”

Other events organised as part of Fairtrade Fortnight include a breakfast at the Methodist Church hall on March 5 and a tea part at St Francis Church Hall in the afternoon.

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