In Lambeth we’re very proud of our ‘Fairtrade Town’ status, which since 2004 has demonstrated that as a borough we’re committed to helping producers in the developing world secure decent working conditions and better prices.
As we’ve done in previous years, we’re marking the event, by welcoming to Lambeth someone able to share with us their own personal experience of working with the scheme. Alexis Martinez Palacios will be visiting our borough to speak on behalf of his fellow banana producers, and show how Fairtrade has benefitted his industry and community in Columbia.
The event will take place in room 8 of Lambeth Town Hall on Friday 28 February, from 2 until 3:30pm. If you’d like to hear what Alexis has to say and find out more about how our personal consumer choices can make a big difference to people around the world, please contact Sue Sheehan.
As well as hearing Alexis speak, you’ll have the opportunity to sample some Fairtrade products and are encouraged to bring along a Fairtrade cake or biscuits to share. Why not make a banana cake?!
Whether you decide to make a cake, smoothies or something more adventurous with your Fairtrade bananas, share your pictures with us on Twitter @Lambethfood