Fairtrade Fortnight at St John Fisher Parish in Coventry concluded with a special surprise. One week after the CAFOD talk highlighting Zimi’s story, the Parish Centre tea and coffee morning bristled with activity. Some very enterprising young people in the parish had spent a great deal of time and effort making fairtrade cakes and fudge from fairtrade ingredients. Selections of cakes, small and large were on display which had been prepared by the young people themselves the night before. The young people had also written and prepared recipes from fairtrade goods and displayed leaflets for parishioners to take away and try themselves. The piece de résistance though was a large square fudge cake that was cleverly decorated with the fairtrade symbol. Since this first cake sale, the young people have hosted 2 more cake sales, the total amount raised so far for CAFOD is £222.29.
Due to the positive response shown by the parishioner’s during Lent, the young parishioners hope to continue with future cake sales and also as the demand for recipes has been great, the young people have decided to begin creating a baking book full of recipes of the cakes sold and favourite recipes given to them by parishioners.