For Fairtrade Fortnight this year, Dumfries Fairtrade Gr20170222_073042oup are encouraging everyone to put Fairtrade into their break.  Whether you stop for coffee, tea, or just a banana or even a kick around with a football, every time Fairtrade products are used, it ensures that farmers and producers in developing countries are also getting a fair break, and the opportunity to escape from exploitation and poverty.

We want to see how many Fair Breaks we can have across Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (27 February – 12 March).   Everyone can take part – whether at work, school, church,  or, like Doonie and his friends,  at home – simply serve Fairtrade products – for example Fairtrade tea, coffee, juice, fruit, biscuits – or maybe some baking using Fairtrade ingredients – to your friends and colleagues, and take a photo to share on social media using the hashtag #DumfriesFairBreak – or email it to us at  for us to share.

Fair Breaks arranged so far include drop-in sessions at Ewart Library; the Robert Burns Centre Film Club on Monday 27 February; Coffee and Books at the Dumfries Oxfam Shop on 10am – Noon, Saturday 11 March; the Lent Lunches at St John’s Church Hall , Fridays 3 and 8 March; as well as lots of workplace Fair Breaks in and around Dumfries including WWT Caerlaverock, staff at DGRI, and volunteers with National Trust Scotland, who will be having their Fair Break by Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall.


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