The county’s MSP and MP attended two local Fairtrade Fortnight coffee mornings on the weekend to show their support for the annual awareness raising campaign.
Iain Gray and Fiona O’Donnell first went to the Dunbar Fairtrade Group’s coffee morning at the Townhouse, where they supported the group’s message to local people to swap their usual cuppa for Fairtrade tea or coffee. The pair then dropped into the North Berwick Fairtrade Partnership’s breakfast event at St Andrew’s Blackadder Church and chatted to people about their reasons for supporting Fairtrade.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“Fairtrade Fortnight is an important time to help raise awareness about the huge difference that Fairtrade can make to the lives of farmers and workers in some of the poorest parts of the world. East Lothian has a proud record of promoting Fairtrade values and I was pleased to be able to show my support by attending these events in Dunbar and North Berwick.”
Fiona O’Donnell MP said:
“It’s great that communities in East Lothian are so supportive of the Fairtrade movement and do so much to promote it, especially during Fairtrade Fortnight. I want to thank the organisers of the Dunbar and North Berwick events for inviting us to join them and making us so welcome. It was fantastic to see so many local people, and especially young people, supporting both events.”