Celebrating Haringey's Fairtrade Status

Haringey officially became a Fairtrade Borough at the end of February. To celebrate, a group of nearly 30 Fairtrade Haringey members and supporters met for a picnic in front of Alexandra Palace. Lots of lovely Fairtrade cakes were baked and shared. We were delighted to be joined by Councillor Reith, who originally proposed that Haringey become a Fairtrade Borough, Malcolm Clark, the Fairtrade London campaign coordinator and Jane Walby, the chair of Camden fairtrade group.

The event had an element of a Fairtrade speed dating event where people who worked and volunteered in different aspects of Fairtrade could share ideas and get to know each other. We ranged from Leslie Somers, Director of the Flame Tree, who imports crafts from Tumu in Northwest Ghana; Wendy Rowan who works for Divine, the Fairtrade chocolate company which is part owned by the Ghanaian farmers of the Kuapo Kokoo; and three Traidcraft Fairtraders who sell Fairtrade through churches and other community events. Plus lots of local friends who share an interest and passion for Fairtrade.