Malawi sugar trader to give Tunbridge Wells talk on Fairtrade

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By kentsussex | Thursday, February 28, 2013, 15:25

A sugar trader from Malawi will describe how Fairtrade has given him a better quality of life at a free breakfast meeting organised by the Tunbridge Wells Fairtrade Town Group.

To help celebrate Fairtrade fortnight (25 February to 10 March) and their sixth year of holding the prestigious status, the group is opening the event to the wider community.

Local businesses, schools and churches too can learn more about Fairtrade and hear Henry Matenda talk about the challenges of growing sugar cane and how the Foundation has helped him.

Events in the past have included art projects, fashions shows and even a flash-mob dance in the precinct.

Fairtrade fortnight sees towns throughout England try to reach a wider audience by encouraging Fairtrade as a simple but effective way of trying to achieve a more equal and just world through choosing how we spend the pound in our pocket.

A Fairtrade Town works to contribute to the Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal.

* The Breakfast Meeting is taking place on 2 March at Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church, Upper Grosvenor Road, from 9am to 10:30am. 

For more information, contact Mandy Flashman-Wells on 07870264414 or email flashy@spacomms.co.uk

      

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