THEY were singing the praises of Fairtrade at a Caribbean evening. The Celebrate Gospel Choir was a big hit at the packed event which was organised in Stevenage by the Co-op. Caribbean cocktails were served and people had a chance to taste fairly traded
THEY were singing the praises of Fairtrade at a Caribbean evening.
The Celebrate Gospel Choir was a big hit at the packed event which was organised in Stevenage by the Co-op.
Caribbean cocktails were served and people had a chance to taste fairly traded products as well as enjoy a cookery demonstration by celebrity Fairtrade chef Mike Cullen who produced a chocolate rum cake made with Fairtrade ingredients.
There was a talk by a Banana Link representative on the Fairtrade banana industry, another by Travelcare - part of the Co-operative Group - on Caribbean holidays and one from a representative of the Stevenage Afro Caribbean Association about its work in the community.
Among those at the event was Robin Cherney, a member of the Co-op's Herts and Essex area members' committee who is pictured on the right.
He said: "It was a really entertaining evening which provided a fun way for people to learn more about the Caribbean and the importance of Fairtrade which ensures a better deal for growers in developing countries by guaranteeing fair prices and an additional social premium to fund vital community projects.
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