Events celebrate fair-trade fortnight

People in Scarborough and Filey are celebrating fair-trade fortnight, which runs until 10 March.

Thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK are singing the praises of people who grow our food, who live in some of the poorest countries and are often exploited and badly paid.

This year, fair-trade fortnight is focusing on the women who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.

Events in Scarborough and Filey include:

Oxfam, Newborough, until 12 March: 20% off CafeDirect products and others.

Town Hall, 1 March, 1-2pm: refreshments, Divine chocolate samples and displays for people attending a council meeting.

St Laurence’s Church Rooms, Scalby, 1 March, 1.30-3.30pm: Scalby and Newby WI sell tea and cakes with wine and chocolate samples.

St Andrew’s Church, 1 and 8 March, 10am-1pm: baking for sale and Traidcraft stall. 3 and 10 March, 11.45am: cakes for sale.

Scalby Methodist Church, 2 March, 10am-noon: monthly coffee morning with Traidcraft stall.

Northstead Methodist Church, 9 March: coffee morning and stall at 10.30am and spud+pud lunch at 11.30am.

Filey Methodist Church, 9 March, 10-11.30am: coffee morning and stall.

St Mark’s Church, Newby, 13 March, evening: fun and information with brownies and Pam Caton.