Carrick gets set for Fairtrade Fortnight

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 will run from February 23 to March 8. Fairtrade supporters are asked to join this year’s international campaign The Power Of You and help to re-imagine the simple truth that choices and actions we make can create a real difference in the lives of people who work very hard for very little reward, in order to bring us some of our favorite treats.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 will run from February 23 to March 8. Fairtrade supporters are asked to join this year’s international campaign The Power Of You and help to re-imagine the simple truth that choices and actions we make can create a real difference in the lives of people who work very hard for very little reward, in order to bring us some of our favorite treats.

The Carrick-on-Shannon Steering Committee will be hosting an awareness event in the Market Yard on Thursday, February 26 as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Carrick-on-Shannon was designated a Fairtrade town in 2010.

Chief Adam Tampuri from Ghana, who is Chairperson of the Fairtrade-certified Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers Association, which represents 800 cashew nut smallholders, will be speaking and all are welcome to attend. Further information on http://www.fairtrade.ie/get-involved/fairtrade-fortnight/fairtrade-fortnight-resources-actions/

A product that is Fairtrade certified carries a label, the FAIRTRADE Mark.

The Fairtrade Steering Committee continues to raise awareness and involve local businesses and the 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 Steering Committee would like to thank all the businesses and customers who continue to support this worthy cause.