Celebrations mark five years of Fair Trade!

0912028 SSHC fairtrade kids 'front L - R: Marnie Raval, Struan Robertson, Murray Robertson, Charlie Jung, Percy Jung, Anya Raval - back L - R: Claire Spittlehouse, Rena Cleland, David Cleland, Hannah Jung, Jo Soares with Brigid - local children celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight at Old Parish Church Centre, Short Land, Cupar
0912028 SSHC fairtrade kids 'front L - R: Marnie Raval, Struan Robertson, Murray Robertson, Charlie Jung, Percy Jung, Anya Raval - back L - R: Claire Spittlehouse, Rena Cleland, David Cleland, Hannah Jung, Jo Soares with Brigid - local children celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight at Old Parish Church Centre, Short Land, Cupar
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CUPAR marked five years of Fairtrade status with fortnight of celebrations.

This year’s theme was ‘Taking Steps’, with local schools and groups getting involved by talking about Fairtrade and taking part in various events around town.

Dozens of children gathered at The Cross to mark the fortnight and show off their Fairtrade-themed artwork, while youngsters from the Tots on Tuesday group celebrated at the Old Parish Centre.

Another highlight was the visit to the town of Abu Kamal, a Palestinian olive farmer who gave a talk at St Columba’s Church Hall.

Fairtrade Fortnight — which ran from February 27 to March 11 — was designed to raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement in Cupar.

Organisers are encouraging people in the town to buy more Fairtrade goods, helping benefit farmers in the Third World.