ORGANISERS of the Trowbridge Fairtrade Fortnight say they are "very pleased" with its success.

The events and activities from Monday, February 24 to Sunday March 8 helped to promote fairtrade products made by chocolate and cocoa farmers around the world.

Lyndsey Wright, vice-chairman of the Fairtrade Network Group in Trowbridge, said: "We are really pleased with how it went.

"Our events have been well supported, we have made a lot of new contacts and we have people who are interested in joining the group."

Steve Oldrieve, chair of the Fairtrade Network Group, said: "The people of Trowbridge have taken the opportunity to come and learn more about fair trade.”

On Saturday March 7 they staged cake and coffee mornings at two churches in Trowbridge.

Local MP Dr Andrew Murrison visited the Wesley Road Methodist Church while Holy Trinity Church showed films about fairtrade producers.

Other activities included fairtrade teas and coffees served at the Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary Club's Big Breakfast at the Peace Memorial Hall in North Bradley, a Big Brew at Mrs Wright's home in Queens Club Gardens in Broadmead.

Fairtrade Foundation spokeswoman Angharad Hopkinson, from London, visited to St John's RC School in Wingfield Road, during the week.

Trowbridge has held Fairtrade status for the past ten years since the movement was formed.