Chandler’s Ford Going Bananas Fairtrade Fashion Show and Craft Fair on the 8th of March was a huge success.
More than 100 people turned up for this joyous community event with a strong Fairtrade message.
The highlight on the Saturday evening was a moving speech by Dorothy Agard a banana farmer from St. Lucia, one of the Windward Islands located in the Eastern Caribbean.
She told us the plights of the banana farmers and the importance to make bananas fair. Many people also signed a petition on the night to Make Bananas Fair. You can sign the petition too. Fairtrade Fortnight – Stick With Foncho to make bananas fair.
The Fairtrade Fashion Show with local people as models was a great idea. The catwalk was entertaining and beautifully done. Some models (including men) showed natural talents. Perhaps they might even consider a career change.
Here are some images to remind you what a fantastic evening it was. Thank you Tricia Urquhart and Heather Dibb for organising such a beautiful event at St. Martin in the Wood Church in Chandler’s Ford for the community.
Left: Heather Dibb selling Created (Tearfund) gifts.
Middle: Dorothy Agard, banana grower from St Lucia with event organiser Tricia Urquhart and Georgia Hall, Campaigns team at the Fairtrade Foundation.
Right: Hazel Bateman, Fairtrade supporter in Chandler’s Ford.
Left: James selling Created (Tearfund) gifts.
Middle: Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough Campaign Committee: (from left to right): Daphne Bright, Elizabeth Cross, Haulwen Broadhurst.
Right: Sue Hunt from Shop Equality in Eastleigh