A fair amount of funding for fairtrade fortnight

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Banchory is marking Fairtrade Fortnight with the help of two new banners to raise awareness at events throughout the community.

The banners were purchased with funding support from Scotmid.

Laura Paterson, Scotmid’s Membership and Community Officer for the North of Scotland said: “Scotmid is very proud to support the Banchory Fairtrade Group and we are looking forward to another fantastic Fairtrade Fortnight. 

“We’ll be encouraging our members and customers to choose Fairtrade products where they can to help transform the lives of farmers and producers in the developing world.”

Fiona Graham from the Banchory Fairtrade Steering Group said, “The community is supporting Fairtrade through its schools, shops, cafes, churches and workplaces. Fairtrade Fortnight from February 24 until March 9 is an ideal time to go out and buy Fairtrade and raise awareness of its benefits guaranteeing fair prices and conditions to the farmers and producers in developing countries.”

“This year the national Fairtrade campaign is ‘make bananas fair’, so we would encourage Banchory to go out and buy Fairtrade bananas, and find out more about the campaign via the website stickwithfoncho.org.uk.

There are numerous activities taking place during the Fairtrade Fortnight.

Find out more at the community coffees on Friday February 28 in the Centenary Hall on Mount Street.