A FERRYHILL church will be serving up some tasty treats as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.

Members of St Luke's Church will be teaming up with the Mayor of Sedgefield borough, Councillor David Newell, the council's Agenda 21 Team and Global Rangers group to host a Fair Trade Lunch on Friday.

The meal, prepared and served in the church hall, will be served between 11am and 1pm and made out of as many fairly traded ingredients as possible. All proceeds will be going to the Mayor's Charity Appeal.

The event is to raise awareness of the fact that much food comes from countries where the people who produced it do not get a fair share of the wealth created by their own work.

They may be kept in enforced labour, be in severe poverty, and have very little control over their living or working conditions.

Many organisations and charities are working to make sure that producers get paid a fair price, and are hosting a the Fair Trade Fortnight to publicise the problem.

Minister of St Luke's, the Reverend Keith Lumsdon, was keen to link in with the council's work on fair trade.

There will also be displays, information and a stall selling more fairly traded products.

Sedgefield Borough Council's Local Agenda 21 officer, Barbara Hooper, said: "I am delighted that we are able to work with the church in this way to raise awareness of fair trade, and hope that many people will come along on the day to enjoy the food."