Activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 in Garstang
February 22nd - March 6th
Saturday 20th February 11am – Fairtrade Way. Ray Gill from Bridgnorth in Shropshire will walk approximately 120 miles from Garstang to Bridgnorth (Shropshire’s first Fairtrade Town) in order to help extend the initial Fairtrade Way walked from Garstang to Keswick in October 2009. Please join us outside the old Discovery Centre to give him a good Garstang send off. The event will be attended by the Town Crier and Garstang Town Mayor. The walk will take one week with overnight stays in Preston, Wigan, Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham, Oswestry and Shrewsbury. If interested in joining Ray for any part of the walk contact him here.
Tuesday 23rd February 7.30pm - 'Local Scouts going Fairtrade'. Fairtrade presentation to Calder Vale Scouts in the village hall, Calder Vale.
Wednesday 24th February - Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Friendship Evening held by Soroptimist International of Garstang at Claughton on Brock Memorial Hall. The Mayoress of Garstang and seven Soroptimist Clubs from the NorthWest Region and the Isle of Man have been invited. The tea will include Fairtrade and locally produced food. There will be a prize for the maddest hat and Mrs Muriel Anderson will speak on “The Seven Ages of Woman”.
Thursday 25th February 2pm – 4pm – Fairtrade Stall in the Garstang Co-operative store on the High Street where you can sample Fairtrade goods. Sponsored by the North West and North Midlands Region Cooperative Membership.
Friday 26th February 9pm- Singalong the 60's at the Crown Inn, Garstang High Street. Pip Riley invites you join in with classic sounds from the 60's.
Saturday 6th March 9.30am - Garstang Cycling Club 'goes bananas' at the start of its Saturday ride, outside the Royal Oak. Riders will energise with Fairtrade bananas.
Saturday 6th March 7.30pm - Fairtrade Fashion Show at Wesley’s Coffee Lounge, Park Hill Road featuring women’s, men’s and children’s clothing from Bishopton Trading. Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from The Mustard Seed and Wesley’s coffee lounge on Park Hill Road.
Saturday 6th March - Local cheeses and Fairtrade wine at the Coffee Pot, Church Street run by the Garstang Fairtrade Steering Group including a Fairtrade Quiz and a presentation on the Fairtrade Way. Attendance by invitation only.