10th Anniversary for Warrington Fairtrade

o celebrate Warrington’s 10th Anniversary as a Fairtrade Borough a number of Fairtrade churches across the town have been holding special parties.

As well as serving Fairtrade tea and coffee to guests there’s been plenty of cake to enjoy, as every party included a baking competition, with entrants encouraged to use as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible.

On Saturday April 16th the winners of each of these events  attended the grand finale party at the Town Hall along with friends and family, where their delicious creations were judged by the Mayor, Mayoress and David Mowat MP. The overall winner was Mrs Jenny Myall, her carrot cake contained the amazing total of seventeen different Fairtrade ingredients.

Jackie Hancock, Chair of Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group said " Ten years is a milestone to celebrate and all celebrations require cake! There are now a huge variety of delicious Fairtrade ingredients that can be used in baking, such as cocoa, dried fruits, spices, bananas, nuts, jam, honey, a variety of sugars and coconut butter. The parties have all been great fun and the town hall was an impressive and fitting venue for this final bake-off contest. Tasting the cakes has enabled even more people to discover the high quality of Fairtrade products and encouraged them to choose Fairtrade goods when they shop." 

Laura Stanley, another group member, said " Warrington's Fairtrade status has to be renewed every two years by submitting evidence of on going Fairtrade support in Warrington's schools, council, businesses, restaurants, shops and churches.

The borough's current Fairtrade certificate is proudly displayed at the Town Hall. It is excellent news that after ten years, the people of Warrington still remain strong in their support of Fairtrade because they want to ensure farmers in developing countries get a fair price for their crops, so that they can provide a sustainable future for their families.”