THE Justice and Peace Council at St. Bridget’s Primary organised a #SheDeserves Fairtrade afternoon tea during Fairtrade Fortnight, and on International Women’s Day, to celebrate cocoa farmers, particularly women, who are underpaid and exploited.

The pupils decided to charge £1.86 for a ticket for the event, the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income.

The guests at the afternoon tea enjoyed Fairtrade tea and coffee and a selection of cakes that were made from Fairtrade ingredients.

During the event, the pupils encouraged the guests to become more conscious consumers by inviting them to make a Fairtrade pledge.

The pupils held a raffle to support the Fairtrade Foundation. The raffle prizes included Fairtrade chocolate, Fairtrade flowers and Fairtrade wine.

A total of £290.91 was raised for the Fairtrade Foundation.