Press Release 11th July 2011
Fantastic Fairtrade Strawberry tea in Borrowdale
The sun shone all afternoon on Keswick and District Fair Trade Campaign’s Strawberry Tea, which was held once again in Borrowdale, in the grounds of Northside, Grange, home of Judith and Malcolm Stonestreet, on Sunday.
Perhaps 200 people - an even larger number than on previous occasions - made the journey to Grange by boat or bicycle, on foot or by car. Their ages ranged from at least the mid-nineties to two years old. There were seats in the shade for the sun-shy and cushions on the grass for the nimble. The lively sounds from the Segretta Stompers contributed to the joyful atmosphere.
Sheila Tolley, who is a founder member of the Fair Trade Committee and was born and bred in Keswick, said: “We were blessed with the weather and the beautiful surroundings. And we are delighted at the generous support given to the event. This makes it possible for us to carry on our work which brings benefits to poor farmers in the developing world.” The total collected during the afternoon was £1,400 which will be well spent.
Delicious strawberries with cream, fresh scones and sandwiches and many, many cups of Fairtrade tea were served by campaigners, while others beavered away in the kitchen to fill up the plates, and to provide fresh bowls and plates and cups and saucers. A raffle with Fairtrade prizes was drawn towards the end of the afternoon.
For more information on this press release, contact Joe Human, 017687 80047.
Image caption: Cath Glover, Sylvia Pilling and Jo Alberti savouring and serving strawberries [Derek Horn]