Happy Birthday Fairtrade Leeds

Leeds competitionLeeds Lord Mayor Tom Murray and school children from Ireland Wood Primary school launched a very special Birthday card competition today. February 2014 marks 10 years of Leeds’ status as a Fairtrade City and all Leeds school children are invited to design a Birthday card to celebrate this great achievement.

“In 2004 Leeds worked very hard to involve the Council, Businesses, Faith Groups and Schools to attain Fairtrade City Status” said Fairtrade Leeds Chair Hannah Langdana “This is a great opportunity to celebrate everyone’s hard work and remember how we are making a real difference to millions of people in the developing world who are getting a fair deal for their hard work.”

Birthday party celebrations planned include a ‘Fairtrade Bake off’ for interested adults and cafes, a T shirt design competition for youth groups and of course a Birthday Party, with a  Fairtrade banana farmer, at the Civic Hall on March 7th.

“The Council is very committed to Fairtrade and we look forward to seeing all the Birthday card entries and tasting all that Fairtrade cake” said the Lord Mayor.

Schools in the Leeds City Council area that would like to enter the competition should click here for more details.


Comments are closed.