Mayor of Harrow joins charity shop for Fairtrade cafe

Mayor joins charity shop for Fairtrade cafe

Mayor joins charity shop for Fairtrade cafe

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A charity shop welcomed the Mayor of Harrow to a pop-up cafe to help raise awareness of Fairtrade.

Mayor Councillor Nana Asante visited Oxfam's Pinner shop for the Fairtrade coffee day on Friday as part of her campaign during her year in office to make Harrow a Fairtrade borough.

Harrow is currently waiting for its application to be verified by the movement, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of paying farmers in developing countries a fair price for their goods.

Giuseppe Marasco, from the shop said: “The Mayor’s support for Oxfam and Fairtrade has been fantastic.

“She has been the backbone of the campaign of raising awareness and of making Harrow a Fairtrade borough.”

Cllr Asante said: “I’m very proud to have been part of the work of Oxfam in raising awareness of Fairtrade during my year in office.

“I think events like this are a great way for people to learn more about the campaign. We are well on our way to becoming a Fairtrade borough and we have our fingers crossed it will be confirmed soon.

“It is something very close to my heart and it important people and producers in other parts of the world are paid a fair price for their goods.”

The charity shop in Bridge Street is currently in need of volunteers to work in its bookshop and for help with social media campaigns.

Those interested in helping out at the shop for a couple of hours a week can call 020 8429 0926.

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1:09am Sun 8 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Good to know this lovely shop in Pinner has been given a boost by the present Mayor.Hope they get a good response for volunteers.Also great for Fairtrade to be promoted at the same time by Nana Asante.
Good to know this lovely shop in Pinner has been given a boost by the present Mayor.Hope they get a good response for volunteers.Also great for Fairtrade to be promoted at the same time by Nana Asante. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -8

1:09am Sun 8 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Good to know this lovely shop in Pinner has been given a boost by the present Mayor.Hope they get a good response for volunteers.Also great for Fairtrade to be promoted at the same time by Nana Asante.
Good to know this lovely shop in Pinner has been given a boost by the present Mayor.Hope they get a good response for volunteers.Also great for Fairtrade to be promoted at the same time by Nana Asante. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -8

4:24am Mon 9 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Did she pay for her tea and cakes or leave that tab to be picked up by the honest working tax payer who still will have to foot the over spend as reported in the time sby her and her office one wonders??
Did she pay for her tea and cakes or leave that tab to be picked up by the honest working tax payer who still will have to foot the over spend as reported in the time sby her and her office one wonders?? diligaf
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Mon 9 Jun 14

DJFearRoss says...

I sell fair trade products next to non-fair trade and they don't sell in volume simply because they're too expensive. Yes, you'll have a few people here and there who will buy for ethical reasons but at the end of the day, money talks. That's why nearly all our house hold goods come from China and not the UK. I don't see anymore moaning about that.
I sell fair trade products next to non-fair trade and they don't sell in volume simply because they're too expensive. Yes, you'll have a few people here and there who will buy for ethical reasons but at the end of the day, money talks. That's why nearly all our house hold goods come from China and not the UK. I don't see anymore moaning about that. DJFearRoss
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

How insulting to the office of the Mayor to speak in those terms,Diligaf.
How insulting to the office of the Mayor to speak in those terms,Diligaf. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

6:09pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

How insulting to the office of the Mayor to speak in those terms,Diligaf.
How insulting to the office of the Mayor to speak in those terms,Diligaf. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

8:49pm Wed 11 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Soony how insulting you are to harrow's people spouting your profanities on here week in week out .... week in week out ohh hang on id better post this twice then blame the editor
Soony how insulting you are to harrow's people spouting your profanities on here week in week out .... week in week out ohh hang on id better post this twice then blame the editor diligaf
  • Score: -1

3:50pm Fri 13 Jun 14

jackdaw says...

I have never seem any post on this website by Ms Malkani that contained profanities.

On the other hand, I wonder how many people realise what your nom de plume means. DILIGAF stands for - Do I look like I give a F***. This says a lot about you! Also I remember you threatened on a previous occasion to bomb Ms Malkani in Wealdstone and bury her remains under the foundations of St Anns Centre.

That comment lets everyone know just what kind of person you are and this makes you unfit to pass comment on anyone.
I have never seem any post on this website by Ms Malkani that contained profanities. On the other hand, I wonder how many people realise what your nom de plume means. DILIGAF stands for - Do I look like I give a F***. This says a lot about you! Also I remember you threatened on a previous occasion to bomb Ms Malkani in Wealdstone and bury her remains under the foundations of St Anns Centre. That comment lets everyone know just what kind of person you are and this makes you unfit to pass comment on anyone. jackdaw
  • Score: 3

12:38pm Sat 14 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Jack zzzzz safer harrow safer harrow safer harrow repeat after me, polly wana cracker :) You have it wrong the D stands for "Does" not DO Lol if not profanity .... constant waffling, boorish, churlish, boring, uninteresting, need I go on? I also didnt threaten, I commented as many other do on here under a Synonym :) what happended to the freedon of speach?? waits for Jackzzzz to wake
Jack zzzzz safer harrow safer harrow safer harrow repeat after me, polly wana cracker :) You have it wrong the D stands for "Does" not DO Lol if not profanity .... constant waffling, boorish, churlish, boring, uninteresting, need I go on? I also didnt threaten, I commented as many other do on here under a Synonym :) what happended to the freedon of speach?? waits for Jackzzzz to wake diligaf
  • Score: -1

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