Happy Birthday Leeds


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Leeds Lord Mayor Tom Murray and school children from Ireland Wood Primary school launched a very special Leeds Birthday card competition last week in celebration of an important milestone.

February 2014 marks 10 years of Leeds’ status as a Fairtrade City and all Leeds school children are invited to design a Birthday card to celebrate this great achievement.

The winner will see their design produced into a real card which will be sent out to people across the city to mark the celebratory event.

CELEBRATIONS: Leeds Lord Mayor Tom Murray, with children from Ireland Wood Primary School launch card competition

CELEBRATIONS: Leeds Lord Mayor Tom Murray, with children from Ireland Wood Primary School launch card competition

“In 2004 Leeds worked very hard to involve the Council, Businesses, Faith Groups and Schools to attain Fairtrade City Status,” said Fairtrade Leeds Chair Hannah Langdana.

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate everyone’s hard work and remember how we are making a real difference to millions of people in the developing world who are getting a fair deal for their hard work.”

Birthday party celebrations planned include a ‘Fairtrade Bake off’ for interested adults and cafes, a T-shirt design competition for youth groups and of course a Birthday Party, with a special Fairtrade banana farmer, at the Civic Hall on the 7th March 2014. All funded thanks to The Cooperative and the EU.

“The Council is very committed to Fairtrade and we look forward to seeing all the Birthday card entries and tasting all that Fairtrade cake,” said the Lord Mayor.

To enter the Birthday Card competition, please email Hannah@leedsdec.org.uk or see www.leedsdec.org.uk/promotion/FT%20Leedsbday.pdf - before the 31st December 2013.

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