Crowds gather at Fairtrade Portishead launch

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 March 2020

Fairtrade Portishead steering group launched the project this month.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities

Fairtrade Portishead steering group launched the project this month.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities

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Fairtrade Portishead has launched in town.

Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Maria Talavera Conzalez at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with DisabilitiesFairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Maria Talavera Conzalez at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities

Crowds of people filled Waitrose and Partners Café, in Harbour Road, at the steering group's presentation.

The group's aim is to support Portishead to become a Fairtrade town.

Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Maria Talavera Gonzalez gave a passionate talk, spoke about her family and promoted Fairtrade opportunities for workers in Central America.

Trinity Primary School displayed artwork
created by its pupils at the event, which were accompanied by Fairtrade products.

Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Maria Talavera Conzalez at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with DisabilitiesFairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Maria Talavera Conzalez at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities

Members Rachel Wollatt, Kayleigh Burt, Pat Thurston, Ken Bradley, Helen Mason, Dane Henson and Rosie Thayer form Fairtrade Portishead, which met with the town council to promote the initiative last month.

For more information, search for Fairtrade Portishead on Facebook.

Helpers gathered to ensure Fairtrade Portishead ran smoothly this month.Picture: Photographers with DisabilitiesHelpers gathered to ensure Fairtrade Portishead ran smoothly this month.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities

Drawings from Trinity Primary School on display at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with DisabilitiesDrawings from Trinity Primary School on display at Fairtrade Portishead.Picture: Photographers with Disabilities


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