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Sheringham fairtrade success

Sheringham fairtrade mayor 3862017: Organisers of Fairtrade for Sheringham have had a successful Christmas, with growing support, and almost £800 in sales and donations.

Local Methodist Brenda Smith, from Fairtrade for Sheringham said “We have been busy with Fairtrade Stalls in the weeks before Christmas, and we're delighted to see that your support for Fairtrade keeps on growing. We've had stalls in Sheringham, Gresham, Cromer and Overstrand, and have been able to send £750 from sales, and £40 from the collection after a Carol Concert arranged by Kaleidoscope at Lighthouse in Sheringham. A very big thank you to everyone who helped with this.”
Growers who are producing for Fairtrade, regularly receive a fair price for  their crop, and a Premium to be spent improving their Community. But the Fairtrade charity, Traidcraft Exchange also helps thousands of farmers like Joseph Kaviti, in Kenya, where climate change has led to repeated devastating droughts, which have ruined crop after crop. With the help of drought-resistant seeds and "Know-How" from Traidcraft, Joseph is now able to feed his family and send them to school again, and son Emmanual's goal of becoming an accountant is now possible.
If anyone in North Norfolk would like to help Fairtrade regularly or occasionally, please ring Brenda Smith on 01263 823134.

Brenda is pictured above with Sheringham mayor David Gooch at a Sheringham Fairtrade event last year.

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