Holy Trinity Church in Weymouth is gearing up for the return of its Big Brew event.

The church will once again be marking Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a Fairtrade coffee morning.

Fairtrade Fortnight is a national initiative that aims to put a spotlight on trade and show that when trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake for just £2.

All proceeds will go towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange, supporting their ‘Hidden Entrepreneur’ Appeal which focuses on people in developing countries who have the talent and determination to succeed, but lack the opportunity.

Kate Dixon, fundraising manager at Traidcraft Exchange said: "Everyone who attends a Big Brew event will be helping people in countries like Kenya, Bangladesh and Senegal learn the skills they need to turn their potential into profit – and is that to feed their families and educate their children.”

As an extra bonus, this year every donation will be matched by the UK Government meaning twice as much money goes to help people build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.

There will be a traidcraft stall selling a range of food, gifts and cards. Josie Hastings of the Dorset/Murugi Community Projects will also bring along her Kenyan bags and jewellery. Josie will be in Kenya during February, so this will be the first opportunity to see the new range of gifts she will be bringing back. All proceeds from her sales go directly to support their many projects in Kenya.

Linda Perry, owner of The Bridge Fair Trade Shop is organising the event. She said: “It is all about helping people who have got the skills but don’t have the opportunity to do anything with them.”

The event will take place at Holy Trinity Church on Trinity Street on Saturday, March 3 and will be held from 10am to 3pm.