Divine Chocolate at Cork Music School

7 March 2008
Paul and Kojo with the Mayor of Cork and guests

Fairtrade activists, local retailers, Oxfam, Trocaire and the Mayor of Cork welcomed Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo to the Cork School of Music. Divine gave presentations to the audience followed by Peter Gaynor, Director of Fairtrade Ireland. They then enjoyed a variety of Irish music played by the school.

Divine Chocolate farmers celebrate in Belfast

5 March 2008

Paul and Kojo enjoy Fairtrade drinks with a giant banana at a local Oxfam shop

Divine Chocolate’s David Greenwood-Haigh presenting at Queen University
From Wales to Ireland and the final leg of the Divines ‘Chocolate makes the world go round’ tour. Paul and Kojo arrived in Belfast to the sound of drums as the Oxfam Ireland shop on Rosemary Street arranged a Fairtrade party in honour of the farmers and Fairtrade Fortnight. There was even a giant Fairtrade banana, a must at all parties.
Then on to Queen University, awared Fairtrade status, for an evening with their business student’s. Divine Chocolate with Paul and Kojo gave presentation’s, followed by a local Fairtrade cafe, showing how Fairtrade is making a difference to farmers in Ghana and a difference to local businesses in Ireland.

Belfast Fairtrade Awards

4 March 2008

Today I attended the Belfast Fairtrade Award’s organised by the Belfast City Council at Stormont to recognise shop’s, restaurant’s and cafe’s who had actively promoted and sold Fairtrade product’s over the last year.
There were 7 categories to vote in:
  1. Best independent retailer
  2. Best supermarket
  3. Best café
  4. Best employer
  5. Best bar or restaurant
  6. Best school
  7. Outstanding contribution to Fairtrade

We were delighted to see Oxfam, one of our Divine Chocolate’s top customer’s, win 3 awards and Co-op winning an award for best supermarket.