CAFOD supporters go bananas for Fairtrade

This year, the focus of Fairtrade Fortnight is calling for all bananas in the UK to be fairly traded. School children from St Thomas of Canterbury in Sheffield are calling for us to all to buy Fair trade bananas to help poorly paid food growers around the world to earn a decent living.

To support the initiative, members of the Sheffield Initiative for Fairtrade (SHIFT), together with CAFOD and supporters from across the Diocese of Hallam organised a Fairtrade day, on 3rd March at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield. Amongst the special guests there were a banana producer from Colombia and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Vickie Priestley.PICT1610 (1)

The fun activities began at 10.30am, with ‘The Great Fairtrade Bake-off”, followed, in the afternoon by ‘Foncho’s Fairground’. There were information stands along with fun activities such as fairtrade cake decorating and a banana ‘shy’ for children and young people.

Year 6 pupils from St Thomas of Canterbury took part in the junior section of the ‘Bake-off’ with Corey (Yr6) taking first prize in the ‘Taste’ section for his Chocolate Brownies. He said that the “school helped with some of the Fairtrade ingredients but they weren’t hard to find anyway. We should all buy Fairtrade, it’s better!”

Two further pupils Maddy and George (Yr 6) were joint winners in the ‘Range of Fairtrade Ingredients Used’ section. Maddy said “I’ve really enjoyed this event. I love baking and this helps promote both baking and the fact that we should always buy Fairtade.”

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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