Chesham Library and two schools have received books from Fairtrade, namely: Banana Wars by Harriet Lamb CBE, the director of the Fairtrade Foundation; 50 Reasons to buy Fairtrade by Litvinoff and Madeley; the Everyday Cookbook by Sophie Grigson and Bittersweet World of Chocolate: Sumptuous Recipes Using Fair Trade Chocolate by Troth Wells. The last title was chosen as Hannah Tricks, former pupil of Chesham High School who is in Ghana visiting cocoa farms to see for herself the difference Fairtrade makes to the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their villages when they can sell their beans on a Fair Trade basis. Colin Cartwright, Chairman of Chesham4Fairtrade, said: “As Chesham is a Fairtrade Town, we were keen to donate something long-lasting to the libraries and the schools. “People can read for themselves how buying Fairtrade makes a positive difference for farmers and workers around the world, and not simply by increasing the price they receive for their products. The Fairtrade Fortnight earlier this year was successful in attracting wider interest and the Fairtrade Group agreed to use some of the proceeds from those events to pay for these wonderful books.” For more information on Fairtrade in the town, visit http://www.chesham4fairtrade.co.uk/.
Chesham4Fairtrade donates books
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