22 February 2010>
This week sees the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (22 Feb – 7 March) and a coffee producer from Uganda will visit the Caerphilly county borough to talk about the benefits that Fairtrade has brought to her community.
A special 'Fairtrade Coffee Break' will take place at Penallta House council offices in Ystrad Mynach on Tuesday 23rd February between 12.15pm and 2.00pm.
Coffee producer Jennifer is visiting from Uganda to talk to staff and councillors about the success of the Fairtrade campaign and to thank the authority for supporting the initiative.
The Caerphilly Fairtrade Group has organised the event as part of its ongoing efforts to promote Fairtrade across the area. Caerphilly town centre has received Fairtrade Town status and the scheme is widely backed by local residents and businesses.
Staff will get the opportunity to chat to Jennifer about Fairtrade as well as sampling Fairtrade chocolate, tea and coffee. They will also get an opportunity to join in the nation's 'Big Swap' by registering online on the Fairtrade Foundations website.
For more information about the Fairtrade Coffee Break event please e-mail Tracy Evans, ESD Officer.
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