Fairtrade Fortnight has been celebrated across Falmouth, with community groups and St Mary's School doing their bit to raise awareness of the initiative.

The children of class three at the school hosted their very own Fairtrade coffee morning last Thursday when family and friends were invited in to sample food and drink and take part in some fun activities.

As well as an array of home-made cakes and buns to choose from, along with Fairtrade tea and coffee to wash them down, visitors were invited take part in a quiz, buy tickets to win a hamper in a raffle and buy hand-painted pot plants.

They were also invited to have a go at stacking bananas, Fairtrade ones of course, and to take a taste-test to see which Fairtrade chocolate proved to be the favourite.

The event was very well attended and within just two hours, the children had raised £220.15.

At the start of the fortnight, the local Fairtrade committee held their own coffee morning in the town council chamber which was supported by the mayor and mayoress, Grenville and June Chappel, along with other councillors and around 100 members of the public.

Fairtrade tea, coffee, bananas and biscuits and cake made with Fairtrade ingredients, Fairtrade were enjoyed by all.

There was also a chance to buy Fairtrade goods and crafts, chat about why Fairtrade is important, and take part in a free raffle of a goody bag containing a range of Fairtrade products donated by Falmouth Co-op. This event raised £90 which will be donated to Fairtrade projects.