Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fairtrade Directory Launched

At last Stockton's very own Fairtrade Directory was launched this morning at our Coffee morning. The Mayor of Stockton, Cllr John Fletcher, formally announced the launch and over 100 people who came along to the Parish Church Hall for coffee took away their free copy. It was fitting that the new Chief Executive of Stockton was there, having his morning coffee and enjoying a chat with a number of people. It was his "Yes" which enabled it to happen and I'm enormously pleased that it did.
Lots of people worked hard to make this a success and it certainly raised awareness of Fairtrade. We'd a number of people sign up to be kept informed and one wanting to be involved with the Partnership. The directory proved its worth when one lady discovered in it a vegetarian restaurant which she didn't know existed and couldn't wait to tell her vegetarian daughter about it. Both Suzanne Fletcher and I could assure her of its quality as it's one of our favourite restaurants.
Our next event is on Friday when Stockton Goes Bananas for Fairtrade. I'd like twice as many people there for that!
Meanwhile if there's anyone out there who's got a net for holding inflated balloons do get in touch! The events team need one for Friday.

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