Cherry Burton Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
Great excitement this year as not only did we say ‘Come on In to Fairtrade’ but we also celebrated our 15th Birthday as a Fairtrade Village!
Two fabulous Fairtrade Birthday cakes were ceremonially cut and shared at the Fairtrade breakfast after a delicious feast produced by farmers from Fairtrade co-operatives and from Yorkshire. The place was abuzz with over 80 happy breakfasters keeping the volunteers very busy. Choices of Fairtrade coffee and Yorkshire bacon butties in home baked rolls went down very well. Milk donated by CherryView and coffee donated by Percol was much appreciated and enabled us to donate over £200 to the Fairtrade Foundation from this event alone.
Media interest started before Christmas with plans for a February feature on Fairtrade in Cherry Burton. This was in a large format local glossy magazine, ‘The Journal’ which has a wide circulation. BBC local radio also got in touch to find out what Cherry Burton was up to. They broadcast several live interviews with event organisers during the Fortnight. A preview of ‘Come On In to Fairtrade in Cherry Burton’ was published in Beverley Life, the monthly local paper. They attended a number of events and plan a full report in the April edition.
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The East Yorkshire village of Cherry Burton became a ‘Fairtrade’ village in July 2003. It is only the second village in the country to do this. Over the past few years, members of the local community have been active in promoting the use and sale of fairly traded and locally produced goods in the local shop, school, pub and various other organisations.