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Fairtrade Fortnight runs from

27th Feb – 11th March 2012

Sandra Rojas, Fairtrade sesame producer from Nicaragua will be in Bristol from 24th Feb – 12th March.

She has a full programme of visiting schools and community groups.

Visit organised jointly with Bristol Link with Nicaragua.

Press Launch : Tuesday 28th Feb at Ashton Park School.

Lord Mayor and school children welcome Sandra to Bristol – photo opportunity

Fairtrade Fortnight celebration at Burges Salmon, Tuesday 28th Feb 12-2pm

Fairtrade food samples, films and information and special Fairtrade offers in the café.

Fairtrade Fortnight event at Lyons Davidson, Monday 5th March 1-2pm

Fairtrade food samples, films and talk

International Women’s Day Celebration, Thursday 8th March 7-9pm at Halo Café Bar


Sandra Rojas, Fairtrade sesame producer from Nicaragua

Rosie Martin, African Initiatives

Peninah Achieng, Chair Bristol Link with Beira

Music from Ujima Radio and Food from Halo Café Bar

Tickets available from http://iwdbristol.eventbrite.co.uk/

Bristol Fairtrade Business Awards, Friday 9th March, 12-2pm, Leigh Court

Awards Ceremony for the first ever Fairtrade Business Awards, hosted by the BBC’s George Alagiah, sponsored by the Co-operative group.

An opportunity to promote and celebrate local ethical businesses, and to inspire others to do more to support Fairtrade.

Deadline for entries is 31st January !! Enter online at http://www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk/FTF2012/BusinessAwards2012/Awards.html


Speakers: Sandra Rojas, Fairtrade Producer from Nicaragua and James Bennett, Business Manager, Fairtrade Foundation.

All businesses who enter the Awards are sent 2 free tickets to the event

Further tickets available at £10 each (including Fairtrade lunch and drinks) from http://www.businesswest.co.uk/events.aspx

For more information on all these events, contact Jenny Foster, Bristol Fairtrade Co-ordinator 07970-878337