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Garstang Fairtrade Town

Garstang The World's First Fairtrade Town

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Activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 in Garstang

Sunday 24th February at 11am - Fair Trade Church Service at the United Reformed Church, Croston Road, Garstang - Traidcraft stall. 

Wednesday 27th February 2pm - 4pm - 'Simply Tea and Chat', Wesleys, Methodist Church, Park Hill Road, Garstang - An opportunity to sample from over 20 Fairtrade teas or herbal infusions.

Thursday 28th February  7pm onwards – ‘Food For Thought’, Coffee Pot, Church Street, Garstang – Fairtrade/Local Produce meal. All you can eat for £6. Including quiz.

Thursday 28th February at 8pm - Fair Trade Singalong with Pip at  The Priory Hotel, Scorton - 60's and 70's songs. Admission Free, refreshments included.

Monday 3rd March 2pm - 3pm - Fairtrade Bus Tour, High Street, Garstang – The Fairtrade Bus will visit 10 Fairtrade cities in Fairtrade Fortnight and Garstang as the world’s first Fairtrade Town. It will park on Garstang High Street, outside the Co-op for 1 hour. All welcome.

Friday 7th March at 7pm - "Dreams Of An African Child”, United Reformed Church Hall, Croston Road, Garstang – A play on Child Trafficking with Fairtrade refreshments and stalls. Admission by donation on the door (£1 suggested).

Sunday 9th March at 10.30am - ‘Fair Trade and Unfair Trade’ Church Service at Garstang Methodist Church, Park Hill Road, Garstang – Adults and children are welcome

Sunday 9th March at 7.30pm - Fairtrade Film Festival, Garstang Arts Centre - Showing of 4 short films on Fairtrade and the much acclaimed Black Gold. Fairtrade refreshments. Admission free.

Monday 10th March - Fairtrade Party, in the Crown Hotel, High Street, Garstang – Fairtrade wine and local cheeses available along with other Fairtrade goodies. Including Fairtrade pub quiz and promotion of Ubuntu, the world’s first Fairtrade Cola.

Throughout Fairtrade Fortnight

Special Fairtrade Menu at Pipers Restaurant, High Street, Garstang - During Fairtrade Fortnight Pipers will offer a special Fairtrade menu.

The Mustard Seed, One World Shop, Park Hill Road, Garstang - Displaying promotional material DVD's etc from Traidcraft and the Fairtrade Foundation. Samples of Traidcraft Foods will be available.

Fairtrade Book Event at the Corner Bookshop – Two Fairtrade Books will be available to buy from the Corner Bookshop, Thomas’s Wiend, Garstang; ‘The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook’ and ‘Fighting the Banana Wars’ by Harriet Lamb, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation. The latter includes the ‘Garstang Fairtrade Town Story’ and features many local people.

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