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FairTrade Fortnight: There will be a Japanese Karuta tournament

FairTrade Fortnight: There will be a Japanese Karuta tournament

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FAIRTRADE Fortnight begins today and will include several Thanet events.

The aim of the fortnight is to demonstrate the benefits Fairtrade brings to growers and their communities through ensuring a fair price is paid for goods such as sugar, tea and cocoa.

Events taking place are:


The Fairtrade Foundation has produced a short film, Fairtrade Matters,

about the lives of tea farmers in Malawi. It invites people to “join Edson and Tsala

to see the difference Fairtrade makes for them, their families and communities,

and the challenges they face, in a poignant portrait of the everyday reality of life

behind the tea we drink.”

The film will be screened at the Carlton Cinema, Westgate on

Sunday, March 1 at 1pm followed by Fairtrade tea/coffee and homemade cake

in the Function Room upstairs. Tickets are £3.50. Phone 01843 821843

or 07765174637 to book or email info@thanetfairtradeinitiative.org.uk


Thanet schoolchildren have been busy making a Fairtrade Japanese card game

called karuta. There will be a Fairtrade Karuta Tournament with Japanese

partners and the pupils on Saturday, March 7, 10.30 -2pm at

St Peter’s Church Hall, Broadstairs.

This event is free and open to the public but admission is by ticket only. Tickets available from info@thanetfairtradeinitiative.org.uk or call

01843 821843 or 07765174637


This annual service will take place at All Saints’ Church, Westbrook, on Sunday

March 8, 3pm – 4pm and will be followed by the Fairtrade

tea and cake. All welcome.

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