A VISIT from two cocoa farmers from Ghana was the highlight of the first week of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Fatima Ali and Harriet Boatemaah sell their crops to the Fairtrade company Divine chocolate.

And they visited Bewsey Lodge Primary School, Birchwood High School and the Fair 4 All stall in Warrington Market.

Hilary Thomson from Fair 4 All, who organised the farmers' itinerary, said "Fatima told me that before the farmers in her co-operative sold their cocoa to a Fairtrade company, she had to walk one and a half miles to collect water.

“Now her village has water, schooling and many other benefits.

“Fairtrade is helping to change millions of lives in some of the poorest countries in the world and we can all be involved, just by choosing products with the Fairtrade Mark when we go shopping."

The pair presented a year’s supply of chocolate to Warrington’s ‘divine woman’ Eleanor Kunar from Stockton Heath.

She was nominated because of her voluntary work in the community. She is a member of Hill Cliffe Baptist Church but also volunteers for Youth for Christ, Active Hope, Holy Trinity Lunch Club and Fair 4 All!

The fortnight continues this week with a Fairtrade market in Warrington Market on Saturday with lots of stalls on offer.