Fairtrade fun Letchworth

Pictured is the Fair Trade and Rhapsode team from Letchworth GC

Pictured is the Fair Trade and Rhapsode team from Letchworth GC - Credit: Archant

A TOWN’S shopping centre was buzzing with activity as people came together to celebrate Fairtrade.

The Wynd, in Letchworth GC, hosted a fair on Saturday where businesses and organisations from the town came together and got involved in Fairtrade-themed activities, including painting with Fairtrade chocolate, and a human fruit machine.

Entertainment was provided by musician Mr Speaker, and stalls from Fairtrade businesses Really Eco Baby, Fair Haven and Fairtrade Letchworth were also present.

David’s Bookshop hosted an evening debate chaired by Rebecca Leek, director of charity Rhapsode, and a panel of Letchworth GC residents. The evening covered issues of fairness in politics, family and upbringing, and gender and class, in a bid to answer the question of what a fair society would look like.

Philip Ross, head of Fairtrade Letchworth, said: “Fairtrade is alive and well in Letchworth. We were so pleased to see so many people come out to support us and have the support of schools, churches and businesses in the town during the day and in the evening.

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“The issue and practise of fairness chimes so well with those original garden city principles.”

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