NEWCASTLE Emlyn Fair Trade group is to stage a special ‘sugar rush’ event in town to mark World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 11 – and volunteers are needed to take part.

The idea is to relay/pass a bag of sugar through the town and up the high street to the Fair Trade tree, where a ceremony will take place to unveil a ceramic plaque which recognises Newcastle Emlyn as a Fair Trade town.

The event will also look to help those affected by flooding in Africa.

Allan Saidi, a sugar farmer from Malawi, planted the tree in 2015 to celebrate Newcastle Emlyn becoming a Fairtrade Town at the end of 2014.

Malawi and Allan's co-operative in particular, the Kasinthula Cane Growers Association, has been devastated by flooding, destroying the sugar harvest.

The idea is to start the day at Riverside Cafe – Newcastle Emlyn’s area of flooding – assembling from 10.30am for a short presentation at 11am and then relay/pass a bag of Fair Trade sugar through the town to the tree for the unveiling of the plaque at 11.45am.

All welcome and anyone interested in taking part or making a donation can find details on the Newcastle Emlyn Fair Trade group Facebbok site or call 01239 712835.