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Food Festival 2013
June 15th, 2013 by WelHat Fairtrader

The Fairtrade Group attended the Recent Food Festival in Welwyn Garden City on June 8th , sharing a stand with the Welwyn Oxfam Campaigns Group.  Thank goodness it didn’t rain! We sold Fairtrade products and promoted the  Enough Food for Everyone IF Campaign. It is a coalition of over 170 organisations, including the Fairtrade Foundation and Oxfam, who have come together to give our government one simple message . They must act now to tackle world hunger. One in eight people go to bed hungry every day and every second a child dies because of hunger.
There is enough food for everyone IF  there is more aid, no more tax havens, more transparency and an end to landgrabs. See www.enoughfoodif.org
We were asking people to help us make papers flowers with a message to be taken to the big London IF rally in Hyde Park on 8 June. The spinning flowers are a symbol of childhood and will be ‘planted’ in Hyde Park to represent the 2 million children who die because of hunger every  year .
The Fairtrade  Group were also promoting their Make Food Fair Campaign focussing on challenges met by farmers and producers in the developing world. See www.fairtrade.org.uk/makefoodfair
Here are a couple of pictures of our stall at the event:
Food Festival WGC
Food festival stall WGC
We had a very successful day attracting the crowds with samples of fairtrade chocolate, Fairtade products for sale, and many colourful paper flowers were made and signed.  Group members took them to Hyde Park on June 8th.
Here is a picture of the field of flowers st Hyde Park. It shows people, mostly children, grabbing a few flowers to take home at the end of the day:
Flower in Hyde Park

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