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On Saturday 27th February, Clifton Labour Councillors Danny Myers and Margaret Wells attended St Luke’s Church, Clifton coffee morning, to celebrate the start of Fairtrade Fortnight with local residents. St Luke’s hosts a monthly coffee morning, usually on the third Saturday of the month which includes a fair-trade goods stall, homemade cakes stand and a Clifton Ward surgery attended by Cllr Danny Myers and Cllr Margaret Wells; so that residents can meet and raise any suggestions, questions or thoughts about the local area with Councillors.
Fairtrade Fortnight is running from Monday 29th February until Sunday 13th March, visit http://fortnight.fairtrade.org.uk to find out more about events that are happening in York. There are over 1.5 million farmers and workers worldwide in Fairtrade certified producer organisations and over 4,500 Fairtrade products available to buy in the UK.
Cllr Danny Myers says:
“St Lukes are doing a very good job, it’s great to come down and socialise with a cup of tea, the fair-trade stall is brilliant and convenient for local residents to pop in and pick up some fairtrade products.
“We’re very supportive of Fairtrade Fortnight and the efforts of the local community around St Lukes to promote Fairtrade. From bananas to cups of tea, Fairtrade is an important global business success that tackles inequality, poverty and crime.
Cllr Margaret Wells says:
“It was lovely to learn more about how Fairtrade can make a real difference and we enjoy spending time talking with local residents.
“As Ward Councillors we are happy to help with all queries, Councillors should be easily accessible and answerable to local residents, and we intend to continue this work by supporting St Luke’s coffee morning every month.”
On Saturday 27th February, Clifton Labour Councillors Danny Myers and Margaret Wells attended St Luke’s Church, Clifton coffee morning, to celebrate the start of Fairtrade Fortnight with local residents. St...