Our double anniversary celebration – 10 years since Ealing Fairtrade Group was formed, 5 years since Ealing became a Fairtrade borough – will have food, drink and entertainment, plus a display of pictures and photos of the group’s activities over the past 10 years. Come and help us celebrate!
Frank Olok, Co-ordinator of the Malawi Fairtrade Network, will be a key guest at our celebration. The Malawi Fairtrade Network is a civil society organisation in Malawi representing Fairtrade producers. Frank’s background is as a trade advisor. His role involves visiting Fairtrade producer organisations to explain Fairtrade to them and working with them to gain certification, so he has lots of insights on the benefits of Fairtrade to communities in Malawi. The other angle of Frank’s work is with the Malawian government – he advises and lobbies them on behalf of producers to increase the Malawian government’s commit to supporting Fairtrade through it’s policies as a driver of development and GDP growth.
We are also pleased to announce that entertainment will be provided by local folk band Oddfellas: www.oddfellas.co.uk. The band (pictured below) plays tunes and songs from the British Isles and America on banjo, bodhran, bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, spoons and recorder – sometimes all at the same time.
Details of the event are below.
10 years of Ealing Fairtrade Group
5 years as a Fairtrade Borough
Date: Friday, March 8 2013
Time: 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Place: West London Trade Union Club, 33 High Street, London, W3 6ND
If you would like to join us, RSVP to Info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk – entry strictly by invitation only.