MEMBERS of Droitwich Fairtrade Group are inviting residents to take part in the town’s first Fairtrade coffee crawl.

During Fairtrade Fortnight (February 23 to March 9) cafes stocking Fairtrade tea and coffee are offering give-aways to customers carrying a special cards. These cards list places throughout the town where you can enjoy a delicious Fairtrade drink and a free cookie.

Fairtrade Fortnight will be launched with a coffee morning at Droitwich Methodist Church, Worcester Road, on Saturday February 23 from 10am - 12noon. There will be a banana-themed craft table for children, a quiz and Fairtrade goods and coffee for sale. It is open to everyone and guests can pick up a coffee crawl card.

The coffee crawl, which is organised by the Droitwich Fairtrade Group and supported by the town council, aims to highlight the cafes, restaurants and pubs supporting the initiative in the town. Buying Fairtrade products enables producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their goods and invest in their communities.

To take part in the coffee crawl people can pick up a card from the coffee morning at the methodist church or from the Fairtrade stall at the town’s Farmers’ Market on March 2.