PEOPLE across Barry came together for Fairtrade Fortnight.

The annual event started on February 21 and ended on March 6, with various events hosted in Barry - which has been a recognised Fairtrade Town for seven years.

This year's festivities included:

  • A Fairtrade quiz at Cemetery Approach Community Centre

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  • Fairtrade coffee mornings at Hope Church in Cadoxton and Pioneer Hall on Beryl Road

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  • A Fairtrade chocolate tasting session at Awesome Wales on Holton Road

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  • Promoting Fairtrade bananas at a Barry Town United home match

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Fairtrade Barry chair, Cllr Ian Johnson, said: 

“Fairtrade fortnight is an opportunity to highlight the power that we have as customers to make ethical choices and buy goods that help, rather than exploit, farmers in less affluent countries. 

“Barry has been a recognised Fairtrade town since 2015, and I’m glad to see people come together to promote Fairtrade products and events.  

“I would like to thank all of the event organisers, and particularly Cllr Nic Hodges for preparing the questions at our recent quiz. 

“The recent and ongoing events in Ukraine have cast a global shadow, but it has also shown that economic sanctions and public purchasing power can make a real difference to tackling world inequalities, if we put our mind to it.”