21 March 2012>
This year's Fairtrade Fortnight kick starts a year-long campaign, calling on the UK public to take 1.5 million steps for Fairtrade – one for every farmer and workers the Fairtrade system hopes to work with by the end of this year.
Creating their own step Bedwas Youth Club have been raising awareness of Fairtrade within the club and celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a chocolate fountain!
Gary Aldworth, Senior Youth Worker at Bedwas Youth Club said, "This was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of buying Fairtrade products, and celebrate the achievements that have been made by the Fairtrade Foundation over the last few years."
Youth Club member, Lois Mitchell said, "We love coming to Youth Club as we get to do lots of different activities every week. The chocolate fountain was great and we learnt lots about Fairtrade".
Fairtrade Fortnight came to an end on 10th March but the Youth Club will continue to promote the importance of purchasing Fairtrade products as it offers a better deal to farmers in some of the poorer countries and helps them take steps towards a better future.
If you wanted to take your own 'steps' the Fairtrade Foundation has set up a special step-o-meter so that everyone can log their steps and help them achieve their goal of 1.5 million by the end of the year.
The chocolate fountain session was made possible through support from the local Co-operative Store on Mabon Road, Nelson who donated their own brand Fairtrade chocolate and Fairtrade bananas.
Bedwas Youth Club is open to young people age 11-25 on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-9pm (term time only). They are one of 4 Youth Clubs in Caerphilly county borough who are working towards an ESDGC (Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship) Award.
For further information please contact Natalie Sargent (07971) 342683 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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