We’re celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with our local Northenden Co-op
Wythenshawe Good Neighbours is proud to be a Co-op UK Local Community Fund Cause this year.
Fairtrade Fortnight marks the first of what we hope will be several collaborations with our local Northenden Co-op.
Co-op UK is committed to being the UK’s largest supporter of Fairtrade. We thought it would be great to team up with Northenden Co-op to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight together. It will give our members the chance to discover more about Fairtrade, how to spread the word and contribute to a fairer future.
Fairtrade changes the way trade works. This is achieved through better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in low-income countries. It also supports farming communities in the fight against the climate crisis.
For the fortnight (21 February – 6 March 2022), we’re celebrating Fairtrade at our Tuesday coffee morning at Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club and our Northenden Social Club lunch. We started with cakes and treats made with Fairtrade chocolate, bananas, sugar and oranges, and served Fairtrade tea and coffee – kindly provided by Co-op Northenden.
For the second week, we’ll be getting everyone thinking with a fun, Fairtrade Quiz. We’ll also be sharing Fairtrade information – including how we can all play our part to support Fairtrade.
Here’s a Fairtrade question for you (answer at the bottom of this page – no peeking!):
Is a coffee bean a nut, a fruit, a seed or a vegetable?
Thanks to Northenden Co-op for helping us celebrate!
Answer: Coffee beans are pits of a cherry-like berry grown in bushes. It’s called a bean as it looks like one!