Fairtrade Haworth this year teamed up with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (the first Fairtrade steam railway in the world) and served breakfast on the 11am steam train for the 10 mile round trip on Saturday 5th March.
Starting in Oxenhope where Morris dancers welcomed the Lord Mayor of Bradford we boarded the train along with musicians who entertained the passengers. Ryan the banana joined us in Haworth and on arrival in Keighley their Fairtrade group handed out roses.
We are extremely grateful for donations of food from Sainsbury’s, M&S, Liberation nuts, Tropical Wholefoods and Divine but especially the Co-op and the local store manager who joined us with his two sons.
Most passengers were unaware that there would be a free breakfast and we had great feedback from many who knew little about Fairtrade.
Rita Verity, Fairtrade Haworth