FAIRTRADE Fortnight will be kicked off in Skipton on Saturday, March 4.

The town's Fairtrade group will be holding a coffee morning and sale on the Saturday at Trinity Methodist Church in Duckett Street.

The event will run from 10am to 11.30am and will include a Fairtrade stall, secondhand books and jigsaws as well as a selection of home baking.

For this year's special two weeks, the group will be aiming to encourage people to ‘choose Fairtrade and protect the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet’.

A spokesperson said: "This is because climate change is making bananas, coffee, cocoa and tea more difficult to grow.

"More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for the communities growing these crops. They are then in a better position to become more resilient and can access training to help them combat climate change."