Coffee mornings spread Fairtrade message far

The Just Good Friends community group celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight during their regular Wednesday meeting at the Palace Rooms, Garden Street, St Annes last week.
The Just Good Friends community group celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight during their regular Wednesday meeting at the Palace Rooms, Garden Street, St Annes last week.

There was plenty of Fairtrade fun in Fylde over the last fortnight.

The ‘Just Good Friends’ community group celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight during their regular Wednesday meeting at the Palace Rooms, Garden Street, St Annes last week.

Just Good Friends founder, Bev Sykes, and members enjoyed Fairtrade bananas along with their refreshments.

And in Fairhaven, supporters of Fairtrade held an Alice in Wonderland Fairtrade coffee morning.

The event at Fairhaven Methodist Church on Saturday, March 4 saw friends old and new joining in ‘Alice’s Tea Party’ to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

Dot Hawkins, secretary of Fylde Council’s Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “We organised a dozen or so events during Fairtrade Fortnight.

“At Alice’s Tea Party there were delicious Fairtrade coffee and cakes, food and gifts.

“The Voluntary Police Cadets came to help set up, serve tea and coffee, and do mammoth washing up.

“Later that day, members of Fylde Borough Council’s Fairtrade Steering Group hit the streets of Lytham to give out free samples of Fairtrade tea, coffee and chocolate.

“Many shops and cafes offer Fairtrade products.

“This ensures that millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers get a decent price and decent pay for the hard labour that goes into growing the food we rely on every day.

“Buying Fairtrade products ensures that millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in tropical regions get a decent price and decent pay for the hard labour that goes into growing the food we rely on every day.”

n Anyone wanting company, a cuppa and a chat is welcome to drop in to any of the Just Good Friends meetings.

These take place as follows:

– Tuesday, 1-4pm, The Vic Pub, Church Rd, St Annes

– Wednesday, 10am - noon, The Palace Rooms, Garden Street, St Annes

– Friday, 10am – noon, Palace Rooms, St Annes

– Saturday, 2-4pm, Memorial Hall, St Alban’s Rd, St Annes

– Sunday lunch, 12.30pm, at St Ives Hotel, St Annes.