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(CET) Supports Fairtrade Fortnight.


Fair Trade LogoCyrenians’ Community Centre is hosting a variety of exciting activities on Wednesday the 24th of February to highlight the importance of Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from the 22nd of February to the 7th of March.

The day will kick off at 9:30 am with food and beverages provided by the Centre’s award winning Owl and Parrot café, serving of course all Organic and Fairtrade food. There will be picture displays and stalls by two other CET projects, Dragon Arts and Learning Centre and Celfi Retail Training Centre. Celfi promotes Fairtrade and recycling through local artists, crafts-peoples, arts organisations and community projects in Swansea and surrounding areas.

An interactive talk will also be carried out by Action Aid and the Environment Centre focusing on the great benefits of participating in Fairtrade.

The afternoon will then be capped off with a “ready steady cook” style competition from 2 to 3PM where two teams will compete against each other to create delicious, healthy meals by using only Fairtrade ingredients. The winners will be judged by the service users of the Community Centre.

CET is proud to be a part of Fairtrade Fortnight and as an organisation is committed to using Fairtrade products where possible in the day to day running of the organisation. Only Fairtrade tea and coffee is served in any of the organisations staff rooms throughout Swansea as well as in The Owl and Parrot Café where the emphasis is on healthy organically sourced food.

The Community Centre’s Healthy Living Coordinator Clare Evans says:

“We are committed to providing Fairtrade to some of the most socially excluded and disadvantaged people in Swansea. This in turn helps to support people in similar situations in other parts of the world who suffer from poverty, social exclusion and extreme barriers to equality.

We want to use the day to showcase to our clients that we believe in fairness and respecting the plight of all people regardless of their situations. This is certainly something that many of our service users can relate to.

Also as an organisation we are committed to helping the environment any way we can and obviously buying Fairtrade plays a big part in that.”

Fairtrade Fortnight is the annual nationwide campaign to promote awareness of Fairtrade and encourage people to buy products which carry the FAIRTRADE Mark in order to help farmers in developing countries. Fairtrade Fortnight unites Fairtrade supporters, bringing together retailers, manufacturers, producers and consumers.


Cyrenians Employment and Training is funded by the Welsh European Social Fund and is a subsidiary of Cyrenians Cymru Charity.

For more information

Please contact Kimberley Nutbrown.