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CAMPAIGNERS in Gosport are urging people to help farmers in developing countries by taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight.

Members of the town’s branch of the Fairtrade Foundation have set up a stand in the Town Hall for the week.

People will be able to find out more about the Fairtrade process and what things they can do to help.

They can also visit the Stoke Road Methodist Church any morning, where they serve Fairtrade tea and coffee.

It comes as part of the national Take a Step campaign, which encourages people to get involved with the Fairtrade movement.

Sarah Hirom, of Gosport Fairtrade Action, said: ‘A step is any action that supports Fairtrade.

‘A first step could be buying for the first time a packet of Fairtrade coffee, tea or sugar or a bar of chocolate.

‘Further steps could be trying new products.’

Fairtrade Fortnight ends on March 11.