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Published 28th Feb 2011

Fairtrade Supermarket by Marcus Lyons courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation.

Enjoy activities and events being held across the region to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 Mon, 28th Feb to Sun, 13th Mar.

Calendar of events

24th February

English Martyrs College

English Martyrs College are running a Fairtrade Tombola in Asda, Hartlepool Marina, 9.30 am – 3.30pm.

28th February

Teesside University Students’ Union

Fairtrade Fortnight launch. Photo opportunity 12 noon. 1st Floor Teesside University Students’ Union 10am – 4pm. Stalls and tasters.

1st March

Emmanuel Church event

Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, Mothers Union 2pm. Eswatini jams and pickles.

3rd March

Fabrick Housing event

Fabrick Housing event at MTLC for staff and tenants 8am – 4pm

4th March

Stockton Town Hall

Stockton Town Hall 11.30am – 1.30pm, Fairtrade samples and information

5th March

MEC and Macmillan Academy

MEC and Macmillan Academy, Captain Cook Square 11am – 3pm. Fairtrade stall and bunting competition.

7th March

Teesside University Students’ Union

Teesside University Students’ Union Food Day – ingredients, recipes and tasters. Fairtrade Hamper presentation photo opportunity after 2pm, 1st Floor Teesside University Students’ Union.

9th March

Captain Cook Square

Green Market, Captain Cook Square 10am – 4pm.

10/11th March

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool. 9am – 5pm, Fairtrade Stall and information.

11th March

Middlesbrough Cycle Centre

Sir Stuart Bell MP and Tom Blenkinsop MP, Middlesbrough Cycle Centre, 9.30am, promoting Fairtrade.

Teesside University Students' Union

Fairtrade Friday on 1st Floor Teesside University Students’ Union 10am – 4pm with samples, Fairtrade smoothies, and other activities including head massages.

Fairtrade hamper presentation presentation - photo opportunity at pm, 1st Floor Teesside University Students’ Union.

Catcote School

‘Breakfast With The Family’ at Catcote School, Hartlepool, open to the public.

12th March

St. Georges Church

Big Brew Coffee Morning. St Georges Church, York Road, Hartlepool, Saturday 10am – 12pm

Other Activities

Middlesbrough Cycle Centre

A Fairtrade breakfast will be available to members of the Cycle Centre who leave their bikes during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Hartlepool Art Gallery

Hartlepool Art Gallery are hosting a ‘Show Your Label’ and bunting event, 1st – 18th March, where local schools will be entering an art competition. This will be judged and the winners announced at a Fairtrade wine tasting event on the evening of 17th March.

Macmillan Academy

Macmillan Academy are having a Fairtrade stall, Fairtrade options for school meals, a school wide bunting competition and their in house broadcasting system will be promoting Fairtrade during the two weeks.

Additional Information

For additional information contact Middlesbrough Environment City, e:, t: 01642 811300 or the venues directly.

Download: What Is Fairtrade?

What Is Fairtrade LeafletWhat Is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Learn more in this colourful leaflet from the Fairtrade Foundation.





Useful links

Love Middlesbrough: Key Strengths - Fairtrade

Fairtrade in Middlesbrough

Become Fairtrade in Middlesbrough

Fairtrade at Teesside University

Middlesbrough Environment City


Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade Labeling Organisations

World Fairtrade Organisation

British Association for Fairtrade Shops

Oxfam: Make Trade Fair Campaign

People and Planet: Trade Justice

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