The cast of Britain’s favourite soap have joined together for a cuppa on the cobbles ahead of ActionAid’s 24 Hour Tea and Coffee Break on Friday 29 February.
Taking a break from filming, the Coronation Street stars held their own fair-trade tea and coffee break to draw attention to the unfair conditions suffered by farmers in the developing world.
ActionAid, an international development charity, is calling all tea and coffee lovers to hold their own break or fundraising event, on Friday 29 February, to support its work with small-scale farmers in the developing world and take action against the global injustices that keep them locked in a cycle of poverty.
Whether it’s a sponsored afternoon tea with friends, a meeting of colleagues over an early morning espresso or the perfect chance to invite that special someone back for coffee, it’s easy to get involved and raise money.
All the funds raised on February 29 will go directly to ActionAid’s vital work in re-addressing the unfair conditions and pay suffered by farmers in the poorest parts of the world. Through education, training and helping them fight for their rights to land and better conditions, ActionAid works to transform farmers’ lives for the better and having a long lasting impact on the local community.
It only takes a little to make a lot of difference, ranging from £4 to buy disease resistant seedlings for a farm in Ghana to £153 to help an entire community in Malawi store seeds for use in poor harvests.
Andy John, ActionAid's Tea & Coffee Break spokesperson, said: "Last year over 80,000 people across the UK held fair trade tea and coffee mornings to support our work with farmers in developing countries but funds are still greatly needed to improve conditions and pay.
"By holding an event for ActionAid’s 24 Hour Tea & Coffee Break this February, you will be helping people to end their own poverty in a way that will have a lasting impact for generations."
To register and get a free information pack with fundraising ideas, visit www.coffeebreak.org.uk or call 01460 238047.