Fair Trade Awards LK 57
The Chairperson of Fairtrade Africa, the network representing 860,000 Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, was among the special guests in attendance at the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick today (Tuesday, 24 February 2015).
Chief Adam Tampuri from Ghana joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the launch of the annual initiative which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.
This week's launch of Fairtrade Fortnight also saw the winners of the Limerick Fairtrade City CommitteeÕs Poster Competition being announced. Targeted at schools and community development groups. A number of other students received ÔHighly CommendedÕ Medals, including Roisin Murphy (Desmond College), Ben Sheehan (An Mhodhscoil, O Connell Avenue), Niall Roche (Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh), Yvonne Stack and Adam Murphy / Heather Linehan / Marco di Vito (Scoil Mhuire, Broadford), Lia Flanagan (Knockea NS), Rosemary Francis (Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Rosbrien), Abbey OÕKeefe (Presentation Primary School), Millie Dwane and Isabelle Meaney (Donoughmore NS, Co Limerick), Adam Sheahan (Scoil Fhion‡in, Kilfinane), Donal O'Farrell (Brothers of Charity Fairgreen Services), John Costello (St Nessans, Moylish), and Courtney Quinn, Nicole McNamara, Leon Daly and Jack Reddan / Jude Kennedy (Corpus Christi PS, Moyross).
Cll. Michael Sheahan Mayor of Limerick and Chief Adam Tampuri, Fairtrade Africa presenting a ÔHighly CommendedÕ Medal' to Ben Sheehan (An Mhodhscoil, O Connell Avenue). Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.