Fairtrade fortnight celebrated by Brent voluntary organisation

11:56 19 March 2013 (First published in Brent and Kilburn Times)

The event last week formed the culmination of Fairtrade fortnight

The event last week formed the culmination of Fairtrade fortnight

Event held by BTWSC at the Learie Constantine Centre in Willesden

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A Brent based voluntary organisation ended a special fortnight dedicated to Fairtrade with a presentation in Willesden.

The ‘Lets Talk Fairtrade and fairness’ event, which was organised by BTWSC, was attended by guests including charity worker and Mission Dine Club founder Dame Betty Asafu-Ajaye.

The presentation took place at the Learie Constantine Centre on Dudden Hill Lane and was hosted by Normal Mullings, West Indian Association chair.

A cross-section of residents including parents, and representatives of voluntary organisations were also in attendance as well as Cllr Nana Asante, Deputy Mayor at Harrow Council and a member of Brent’s Fairtrade Steering Group.

During the meeting, on Sunday, March 10, Cllr Asante, who made a presentation on the benefits of Fairtrade said having at least two Fairtade products in your shopping trolley can make a “real difference” for community projects.

Mr Mullings added: “We as a community must do whatever we can to assist our brothers in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, to feed and educate their children.” Fairtrade items courtesy of the Co-operative, such as chocolates, bananas, orange juice and sparkling wine were also given away as samples

BTWSC, which stands for Beyond the Will Smith Challenge, is a Brent-based, pan-London not-for-profit voluntary organisation. It uses the creative arts to develop the potential of youth and adults and is also engaged in raising aspirations and promoting social inclusion.

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