Going bananas on International Women’s Day

Int womens day 2016S I Ilkley celebrated International Women’s Day by supporting a Women’s Coffee Farming project in Kenya, in collaboration with Fairtrade. Soroptimists helped in coordinating a Big Breakfast as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Local Guides cooked pancakes and served Fairtrade  hot chocolate., Local churches and the Coop showed a range of Fairtrade goods and there was entertainment at the town’s bandstand. Ben Rhydding Primary School sang along with Ben Rhydding Community Choir, a local GP Steph Atkinson played saxophone. The White Rose Barber Shop choir and the Briggate Morris dancers from Horsforth also entertained the crowds, whilst the Lord Mayor of Bradford also visited the event. A display of Soroptimist activities was also displayed and the donations from the Breakfast totalled over £400 for the Kenyan Women’s Project.