Posted on : February 2, 2018
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will run from Monday 26th February to Sunday 11th March. Businesses are asked to prominently display their Fairtrade goods in their shop windows and instore. Supporters are asked to join the movement across Ireland this Fairtrade Fortnight and are encouraged to Check Out Fairtrade and help change the world.
Carrick on Shannon was designated a Fairtrade Town in 2010. The Fairtrade Steering Committee continues to work to maintain awareness and involve local businesses and the local community in the Fairtrade campaign. By choosing to support Fairtrade, the community can add its voice to demands for a trade system that puts people, not profit, at the heart of the transaction.
The launch of Fairtrade Fortnight will take place in Esquire’s, Rosebank Retail Park on Monday 26th February at 10.30am and a presence from retailers/traders would be appreciated.
On Thursday 8th March the annual parade will assemble at 10.45am outside Kelly’s Centra and march though the town to the Market Yard event. Two farmers from the developing south will join the parade and speak at the event , Juliet a banana farmer from Ghana and Roberto a coffee farmer from Honduras, along with a representative from Fairtrade Ireland. They will be joined by pupils from Leitrim’s Fairtrade Schools: Scoil Mhuire, Gael Scoil Liatroma, Carrick on Shannon Community School, Mohill Community College and Drumcong Primary School. Fairtrade Ireland traders/retailers are invited to present a small hamper filled with Fairtrade goods on sale in their establishments for display.
For further information on Fairtrade Fortnight check out this link: https://www.fairtrade.ie/get-involved/fairtrade-fortnight/
or you can find them on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeIreland/