‘The Power is in your Pocket’ during Fairtrade Fortnight in Clonakilty


Posted on: 9th February, 2015

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

The annual Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from February 23 to March 8 and as always, Clonakilty — Ireland’s first FT Town, will be participating by organising a number of events. This years theme is — ‘The Power is in your Pocket’.

The local Fairtrade Committee is appealing to the local businesses to promote FT items in their premises during the two weeks by displaying them more prominently, and ensuring that stock doesn’t run out!

They will also organise another ‘selfie’ competition, which proved very popular last year. Members of the public are invited to purchase a Fairtrade product in a local shop and take a selfie photograph with it outside the business premises. The person is then asked to post the photo up on the Clonakilty Fairtrade Facebook page with a suitable caption and the one with the most likes during FT Fortnight will receive a prize.

Since last year, the Clonakilty Fairtrade Factory has been established by Allison Roberts, who is a member of the FT Committee, and received much inspiration and drive when she visited FT Cocoa growers in Ghana in 2012 with Clon FT Secretary Cindy Kingston.

During FT Fortnight, Allison invites the public to visit her premises on Saturday, February 28, from 12 to 4pm to see the chocolate making process in action. Space is limited so ring Allison on 085 757 4338 to book in. Allison also extends an invitation to any school groups that would like to book in a short visit to factory during Fairtrade Fortnight to get in touch, and she will endeavour to arrange.

On Thursday, March 5 at 8pm there will be a Chocolate Tasting and Tapas Evening, again hosted by Clonakilty Chocolate, at Molly’s Café, as an introduction to Fairtrade chocolate. There will be tastings, live music and plenty of sweet and savoury recipes to sample made by local chefs. Tickets are for sale at O’Donovan’s Hotel Desk or by phoning Allison on 085 757 4338.

There are a number of other items also planned but not yet confirmed, including a possible Fairtrade Cultural Brunch, Live Music Performance and Fairtrade Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Tastings.

Check out the Clonakilty Fairtrade Facebook and Twitter pages over the coming weeks for updates.

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