Deputy Mayor to visit Stourbridge Fairtrade event

The Deputy Mayor of Dudley will be calling in at a coffee, cake and craft event this Saturday organised by Stourbridge Fairtrade to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Andrea Goddard and Deputy Consort Councillor James Clinton are attending the event at St Thomas’s Church Hall.

It runs from 10:00am to 12:30pm and visitors can enjoy Fairtrade tea, coffee and cakes, buy a range of Fairtrade products and view a series of displays about the importance of Fairtrade. There will also be a craft activity for children on a Fairtrade theme.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 27 to March 12 and is an annual celebration of the Fairtrade movement and all it has achieved. The Deputy Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Andrea Goddard, said:

“Stourbridge Fairtrade do a wonderful job of promoting Fairtrade and keeping it in the headlines.

“They’re always keen to work with us and I am looking forward to visiting the event on Saturday.

“Everyone is welcome and it’s a great opportunity to try some tasty Fairtrade treats and find out how to support Fairtrade.”

The Fairtrade Mark guarantees the price farmers get for their produce will always cover the costs of production. It will never go below that price and if the market is paying higher, they get the higher price.

They also receive an extra sum called the Fairtrade Premium which communities can use in whatever way they want, such as, buying equipment, improving healthcare and education and, importantly, adapting their farming practices in the face of climate change.

To find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight and Fairtrade in general, visit


Add a comment

Rating *

Recently Played


  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play

Useful Links


Travel News

How To Listen

Latest Podcasts

92.2 / 102.5 FM
'Play Black Country Radio'