High Five for Fairtrade Farmers

Selkirk’s Big Brew for Fairtrade Fortnight, held last Saturday morning in the Parish Church Hall, was a roaring success. Over £260 of Fairtrade goods were sold which will benefit Fairtrade producers, and a further £500 was raised from the Fairtrade baking stall, the chocolate fountain and door receipts for Traidcraft’s FIVE project which helps farmers in Kenya to make the most productive use of their land.

Our MP Calum Kerr accepted our invitation to come and was presented with a Fairtrade goody bag and postcard petitions encouraging him as an MP to consider the opportunities and obstacles facing Fairtrade producers as post-Brexit trading deals are negotiated.

Brexit banner with CK

Thanks to everyone who came and made Fairtrade purchases, to folk who ran the stalls and the children’s activities, and all those who helped with serving and in the kitchen, not to mention setting up and clearing away.

Big Brew overviewCalum Kerr with FT cake stall

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