Buckingham goes bananas for Fairtrade

Members of the Buckingham Fairade Town Steering Group. From left, Mary Simons, Margaret Gateley, Tina Mitchell with the Fairtrade certificate awarded in 2007 and Anne King
Members of the Buckingham Fairade Town Steering Group. From left, Mary Simons, Margaret Gateley, Tina Mitchell with the Fairtrade certificate awarded in 2007 and Anne King

The Buckingham Fairtrade Town Steering Group has thanked everyone who supported the events held during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Sales of Traidcraft goods came to over £1,000 during the two weeks and £97 was donated at the Buckingham Big Brew event.

Children at both the town’s secondary schools have been including work on the Fairtrade movement in their curriculum and assemblies, and Winslow Primary School had a talk during assembly and a sale.

A Fairtrade flashmob in Buckingham town centre has been seen by 1,500 people on Facebook.