PHOTO FEATURE: Free Fairtrade breakfasts bring sunshine to soggy Reading

A soggy start to the day with drizzle didn’t deter the folks at RISC who were giving out free breakfasts to people passing outside their shop and café at the bottom of London Street, Reading this morning.

As a continuation of Reading’s Fairtrade Fortnight (which is running from February 24 to March 9), everything available to eat and drink was ethically grown, sourced and traded and given the Fairtrade official seal of approval.

Teas, coffees, juices, fruit, muesli and home-baked goods were on offer, and went down a treat with a group of students heading on their way to their day’s study. Staff joined in the theme, looking cosy in their Fairtrade dressing gowns. 

Before the event ended at 10am, over 70 people were served with a selection of the Fairtrade goodies, others stopped to find out more about what Fairtrade stands for, and many more took away leaflets.

RISC, along with other independent businesses around the Borough are hosting a variety of events which run throughout Fairtrade Fortnight and beyond. For more details as to what’s on, when and where, see our special guide here in Xn or visit

Pictures: Lynda Bowyer

Last modified on Monday, 13 April 2015 09:58