MP and mayor attend Sheringham Fairtrade event
North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker and Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft were among the guests at the “Big Brew” coffee morning at St Andrews Methodist Church, Sheringham.
This was the main event of Fairtrade Fortnight in Sheringham, and was well attended, despite the wet and blustery weather.
Fairtrade for Sheringham co-ordinator Brenda Smith said “We were delighted to meet many people, including Duncan Baker, M.P., and Madeleine Ashcroft, the Mayor of Sheringham. I'm sure they were happy with the coffee and tea, home-made cakes and biscuits, the quiz, Prize-every-time-tombola and Guess-the cost-of-the-basket-of-food - all Fairtrade!”
As a result of the event, the organisers have sent almost £200 to Fairtrade Exchange, which will help to change the lives of farmers and craft workers in the developing World, to increase their yields - eg with seeds which are drought resistant.
Brenda added “We greatly appreciate your continued support, and also that of our local Sainsbury and Tesco Stores. The correct price for the Food Basket was £49.50, and the winner was Lynda.”
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The picture above of Duncan Baker MP chatting to locals over a cup of Fairtrade coffee is courtesy of Madeleine Ashcroft.
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