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Ethical food and fashion on show in West Craven

[Wednesday 28 February 2007]
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Fairtrade fashion on show in West Craven

LOCAL people in West Craven are being invited to enjoy an evening of good food and fashion which will help raise money for a local charity.

The event is part of Fairtrade Fortnight, and will be held at St Bartholomew's Church, Colne tomorrow (Thursday 1st March) from 7pm till 9pm.

Local volunteers will take part in a catwalk style fashion show, modelling a selection of ethical clothing and accessories.

Councillor Alan Davies, Leader of Pendle Council, said: "All the proceeds go to Pendleside Hospice where the staff do a fantastic job providing medical and emotional support for sick patients and their families, so it really is a worthwhile cause.

"Please show your support and celebrate Pendle's position as the first Fairtrade borough in the UK."

Fairtrade Fortnight runs nationally from 26th February until 11th March, and encourages people to buy products that carry the Fairtrade Mark.

The Borough Council and Pendle's Fairtrade Steering Group have organised the event with the support of Fair Necessities, and Ocarina, a new Fairtrade shop in Colne.

John David, Executive Member for the Environment, added: "We want to raise awareness of the range of Fairtrade food and drink products that are available, so come along and taste for yourself.

"There will be a range of Fairtrade stalls on the night - you will even be able to purchase items modelled in the fashion show."

Tickets for the event, priced at £5 and £2.50 for concessions, are available from Pendleside Hospice, Nelson Town Hall, Fair Necessities, Ocarina in Colne, Open Door in Colne, Christ Church and St Bartholomew's Church.

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