St Aidan’s Parish in Wigan, has hosted a successful coffee morning to show their support for Fairtrade Fortnight.
The event took place on March 2nd at St Aidan’s Parish. There was a selection of home-made cakes, tea and coffee to choose from, as well as a raffle and trade craft stall
The coffee morning welcomed all members of the public including parishioners and pupils from St Aidan’s Primary School. Local MP Yvonne Fovargue was at the event, as she is a great supporter of the group, attending the event every year.
The international development charity CAFOD is one of the founding members of the Fairtrade label, which ensures the world’s poorest growers and producers are able to earn a decent living and earn a premium they can put back into their communities.
The Parish, who had previously participated in a very successful Lent Fast Day, decided to continue fundraising and host the event to raise awareness of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight, which takes place each year at the end of February, and the astounding work it does for those overseas in developing countries.
Event organiser, Pat Boyle said: “CAFOD are truly wonderful, I don’t know how people would survive without their work and support for those in need”.
Written by CAFOD volunteer Beth Crumpton