A Fair Trade success
12:02pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
THE mayor of Barry, Cllr Claire Curtis, recently held a coffee morning in aid of her two Barry-based charities for the year, The Jam Fund and Ty Hapus.
The event was very well attended with both the Mayor's Parlour and the Council Chamber being standing room only.
Cllr Curtis was joined at the coffee morning by friends and family and fellow councillors and also by the mayor of Llantwit Major Town Council, Cllr Keith Geary, and the chairman of Llandough Community Council, Cllr David I Davies, as well as representatives from the two charities.
Cllr Curtis said: "I would like to thank everyone who attended the coffee morning in which we raised £230 for my chosen charities. I always ensure that the cakes and biscuits served at the coffee mornings are either home baked or Fair Trade and the tea, coffee and sugar is always Fair Trade too. Buying and serving Fair Trade produce shows the town council's commitment to Barry becoming a Fair Trade Town and I urge any schools, businesses and organisations committed to Fair Trade to join in the campaign".
Cllr Curtis also welcomed Mark Collard and Carl Jensen who have composed and recorded a song called "All Across the Land" in aid of Ty Hapus. Guests at the coffee morning were treated to an exclusive preview of the song in which Mark is joined by Barry residents, the Barry Male Voice Choir and the Barry Ladies Choir. The song is due to be released in November and will be available as a download from Amazon or you will be able to buy the CD in local shops; details to follow.
Cllr Curtis added: "I would like to thank Mark and Carl for taking the time to come along to the coffee morning and sharing their song and for telling me about their ideas to raise funds for Ty Hapus and I would like to wish them every success."