AN EVENT was held at Bradford Cathedral over the weekend to help fight climate change and poverty.

The Bradford Cathedral Big Brew took place on Sunday, during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, and saw visitors catch up over a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee.

Those who could not attend in person joined in from home, with the Virtual Big Brew.

The event featured quizzes and competitions, as well as a presentation on Traidcraft Exchange, a charity which works to promote justice and fairness in trade.

All the money raised at the event – which stands at over £200 from the day, but is expected to increase once online donations are added - will go towards Traidcraft Exchange’s work in helping communities in the Global South fight climate change and an unfair trading system which traps them in poverty.

Elaine de Villiers, of the Bradford Cathedral EcoGroup, said: “Climate change and inequality can feel overwhelming, but a fun event like this creates a simple way for us to help.

“This is our annual event to support the work of Traidcraft Exchange in raising essential funds to help people change their lives for the better. We have the power to choose the world we want.”

You can donate to Traidcraft Exchange by clicking here.