Fairtrade coffee morning

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Fairtrade Fortnight in Selkirk kicks off with a coffee morning tomorrow (February 21), from 10am-noon.

Fairtrade goods will be available at the event and at the pop-up shop (1 Tower Street) on Thursdays, February 26 and March 5.

Several shops and businesses in the town sell Fairtrade goods and some will be highlighting these during the two weeks.

A programme of school visits is also being undertaken by members of Selkirk Fairtrade Group.

Basilio Almonte, from the Dominican Republic, will be meeting members of Fairtrade groups in the Borders to talk about his work in a cocoa co-operative.

Fairtrade Group member Myra Ward said: “Fairtrade Town status is not a given and the local committee will be re-applying for it this year.

“We hope that the local community will continue to support us in helping poor farmers grow more, sell more and eat more.”