Realise Futures cafés in Ipswich and Felixstowe participate in Fairtrade Fortnight

Steve Bruce, (L to R) Dave Lewis and Matt White with cupcakes at Realise Futures ahead of Fairtrade

Steve Bruce, (L to R) Dave Lewis and Matt White with cupcakes at Realise Futures ahead of Fairtrade fortnight. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Realise Futures in Ipswich indulged in a chocolate cupcake bake and taste on Tuesday, ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight later this month.

The local enterprise crafted the cupcakes from Fairtrade chocolate, and will sell the homemade treats across its seven cafés in Suffolk from February 23 to March 8.

Matt White, head of catering at Realise Futures, which provides opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people, said: “We serve Fairtrade products in our cafés and are very supportive of this cause, not least because we are a social enterprise company but also because of the high quality of these products.

“Fairtrade chocolate is probably one of the best known of the Fairtrade products and so we thought it would be great to promote it through cake-making.

“We are confident our chocolate cupcakes will go down well with our café customers throughout Suffolk.”

An additional Fairtrade Fun Fiesta takes place at Café Libra in Felixstowe on Tuesday, February 17, where children aged six to 13 accompanied by adults, can take part in a drop in session featuring games, treasure hunt and quizzes from 1pm to 4pm.

Visit realisefutures.org for a full list of the cafés involved.