World Fairtrade Day Celebration Prize Winner

The Global Fairtrade Breakfast at the Thurles Farmers Market on Saturday, 14th May last, was indeed a resounding success.

Fairtrade Winners

More than 235,000 Global Fairtrade Breakfasts were served on World Fairtrade Day, this year worldwide. This represents more than twice as many as last year. The network of Fairtrade Organisations hosted thousands of events in over seventy-three countries worldwide.

Locally, traders in the Thurles Farmer’s Market, latter who operate each Saturday morning, from the grounds of Thurles Greyhound Track, offered vouchers to their customers, allowing them to sample the Fairtrade breakfast and to enter a free draw for a Fairtrade hamper.

Our picture shows Noel Kennedy of Thurles Fairtrade presenting a Fairtrade hamper to Róisín Russell, winner of this free special Fairtrade Breakfast draw, held to mark this years World Fairtrade Day. (Picture -Left to Right: Gerard O’Hara, Mary Foxton and Noel Kennedy of Thurles Fairtrade, Róisín Russell and her father Pat.)

Thurles Fairtrade committee members served a free Global Fairtrade Breakfast to over one hundred delighted people, who tucked into servings of delicious scones, breads and cakes, manufactured using Fairtrade ingredients, by the Farmers Market and by Naomi’s Café, Friar Street, Thurles, all accompanied by a choice of Fairtrade tea, coffee and orange juice.

The wide range of Fairtrade products available and used impressed all guests who participated and indeed this was the committees  goal – to demonstrate how easy it is to create a Global Fairtrade Breakfast every day, with over seventy five Fairtrade products on sale in our many retail trading establishments, all operating locally in Thurles town.


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