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Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Celebrating women making a difference

Nothing is nicer than going somewhere special on Mother's Day. So how about the ritzy Supper Room at the Melbourne Town Hall, one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings?

Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea. They look happy.

There you can partake of a special high tea organised by Moral Fairground , an organisation which raises awareness of fair trade.

The menu is a compilation of flavours put together by chefs and caterers from around Melbourne. My Kitchen Rules 2012 winner Jennifer Evans and 2013 contestant Smiley Sam will be contributing yummy dishes to this extra special menu.

Right royal entrance to Melbourne Town Hall

And you can guarantee that everything you are served has been well thought out. And where possible what you consume has the FAIRTRADE trademark which means that the farmers, workers and their communities, some from the world's poorest countries are being given a "fair go".

Photo the booking agency for this delightful space

For example when they hand mothers a rose at the high tea it will have been sustainably grown, pesticide-free and the flower farm workers (the majority of whom are usually women) will have received a fair wage. You may not have realized it but over $10 million dollars of roses are imported each year from places such as Kenya and Colombia. Images below from the FAIRTRADE supplier Instant Karma Roses.

Image from Instant Karma Roses

Image from Instant Karma Roses

There will be entertainment activities and plenty of opportunities to win great prizes.

There will also be take home bags of FAIRTRADE goodies so you can try some of the alternatives and make the world a fairer, happier place.

Profits from the day day will go to Seven Women a charity that aims to empower marginalised and disabled women in Nepal through training and employment. It began in 2009 as a grass roots development project to help seven women who were found operating out of a tin shed and enduring harsh discrimination as a result of being disabled. The centre now helps over 120 women.

From Seven Women Website.

The High Tea will also celebrate women who have made amazing contributions to their communities locally and overseas. The guest speaker, Stephanie Woollard from Seven Women will share her inspirational story.

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Why? To be fair to everyone, not just your mum.
When: When: 11.00am to 1.30pm
Phone: 0488413222
Where: Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room
Cost: Cost: Adults $75.00 Child $33.00
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