Children from local schools were invited to design a celebratory cake and I had the enormous pleasure of judging the entries this morning at the home of Cllr Margaret Gateley. Margaret is one of the main Fairtrade organisers in the town as well as being a Town Councillor.
The judges were myself, Julie, the Mayoress and Victoria Forward (of Victoria Sponge). Victoria is making the cake for the celebratory church service on Sunday 17 September at Well Street United Church. (Make a date in your diary now!)
There were over 30 entries and we had a difficult job to choose the winner. We gradually narrowed it down to one that captures the essence of Fairtrade, Buckingham and the ten year anniversary. I won't reveal the winner at this point but watch out for news of it!
And if you want a taste, make sure sure you are there on 17 September!
Meanwhile here is pic of us all and the certificate showing the date on which the Town first made the Fairtrade grade.
Meanwhile, if you want to know more about Fairtrade and buy more of the products, here is the link. And do you know what the logo represents? (I did not until this morning...)
UPDATE (13/11/17): And here is a pic of the winning cake design on the cake! (Sorry it has taken me so long to publish this!!)