Bradford Cathedral’s seventh annual Fairtrade breakfast sparks delight ahead of Mothering Sunday Service

Bradford Cathedral marked its seventh consecutive year of hosting the much-anticipated Cathedral Fairtrade Breakfast on March 10th, 2024, setting the tone for the forthcoming Mothering Sunday service.

The event featured a wholesome spread, including locally produced honey-adorned porridge, Fairtrade hot beverages, and an array of delectable accompaniments such as jam, marmalade, toast, cereals, and freshly baked breakfast muffins.

Elaine de Villiers, who helped organise the breakfast, said; “Over 30 adults and children enjoyed a meal of Fairtrade and local items and took part in a quiz matching Fairtrade items with their country of origin. Who knew that Fairtrade roses come from Kenya and have a lower carbon footprint than those imported from the Netherlands?

“£110 was raised to support the work of Transform Trade – a charity which campaigns for fair wages and safe working conditions for tea growers and garment workers in low income countries such as Bangladesh and India.

“The breakfast was a great occasion to remind ourselves that we depend on others for our daily food.”