Limerick Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 begins with School Art Competition winners. Winning artists from the Christmas Card competition, Aoife Velayati, 2nd Year, Laurel Hill Secondary School and Kate Hennessy, 5th Class, Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff.
Winners of the Limerick Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 Schools Poster Competition were announced to mark the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick
To mark the beginning of Limerick Fairtrade Fortnight 2023, Limerick City and County Council is delighted to announce the winners of the Limerick City’s Fairtrade Group annual Fairtrade Fortnight Schools Poster Competition winners.
1st Prize : Caoimhe Ryan, Milford NS, Castletroy
2nd Prize: Laura Morris, Castletroy College, Castletroy, Limerick
3rd Prize: Aisling Wardle, An Mhodhscoil, O’Connell Ave, Limerick
Special Award for Artistic Merit: Sophie Mae Culloty, Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough Co Limerick
For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, hundreds of people from schools, Tidy Towns committees and other groups across Limerick come together to support the people who grow our food – people who are often exploited and underpaid.
This year, Limerick is looking forward to a visit from Fairtrade International Ambassador, Innocent Owomuhangi, a worker on the Kayonza Growers Tea Factory Limited, Uganda. While in Limerick Innocent will make visits to Mary Immaculate College, Newcastlewest and Bruff.
Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Francis Foley – “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the competition. All the pupils who participated across Limerick, their teachers and the Limerick FairTrade group for their on-going volunteer efforts in support of Fairtrade.
“Supporting Fairtrade is a way to demonstrate our support for small producers across the word. It is great to see Limerick businesses making Fairtrade products available to their customers and thank you to all Limerick citizens who chose to support Fairtrade with their weekly purchases.”
Quote Dolores O Meara, Chair of Limerick Fairtrade Committee – “Every day we see images of the impact that climate change is having on our world. Most countries in the developed world have the resources to cope with this. However, small scale farmers and producers in the developing world, are not so fortunate.
“Some have been impacted by flooding, others by drought. They produce food items that we use every day – tea, coffee, cocoa, bananas – and they depend on us to purchase their products. Fairtrade gives them the extra support that they need and we can help by being ethical consumers, looking for items with the Fairtrade logo and putting them in our shopping baskets”