Diocesan office promotes fairtrade

The Diocesan Office in St Asaph is promoting Fairtrade Fortnight after setting up a stall in the foyer selling everything from tea and coffee to olive oil and dried fruit.

All the products on the stall are fairly traded which means farmers and food producers in the developing world get a fair price for their commodities which helps them to plan for the future.

Fairtrade Fortnight aims to highlight this work and begins on Monday 25 February, running until Sunday 10 March.

The Church in Wales is trying to become the first Fair Trade Province in the Anglican Communion by ensuring that 70% of Churches use Fairtrade products at their services and events. All the products on the stall in the Diocesan Office carry the Fairtrade Mark.

Diocesan Secretary Diane McCarthy (pictured with the stall) said:

“We’re delighted to host the Fairtrade stall at our offices in St Asaph because every time we buy products with the Fairtrade mark we know that farmers and food producers are getting a good price.

“As a Christian organisation we take our responsibility to food producers in the developing world seriously and this is one way we can support their livelihoods.”

Anyone is welcome to come and buy Fairtrade food from the stall – the office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on High Street in St Asaph and the stall will be there until Friday 8 March.

Diocesan Secretary Diane McCarthy with Under 25’s Officer Tim Feak and the Fairtrade stall

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