ILKLEY Soroptimists and Ilkley Fairtrade joined up to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The monthly Real Food Fair in Ilkley provided a charity stall for Soroptimists and Fairtrade to promote the important role played by women in food production. The Bolton Bridge Co-op provided Fairtrade goods for the raffle to benefit women farmers in Kenya and the Ivory Coast. Further events in Fairtrade Fortnight include a Wine and Chocolate Evening ,on March 28 7pm until 10pm at the Flying Duck in Ilkley and an eight mile walk on March 17 9.30am until 2pm, from Thornton to Haworth, organised by Bradford Fairtrade Zone and the Bronte Society.

Readers are reminded that the last submission date of nominations for the Local Superwoman is Friday, March 22. Forms are still available from Ilkley Library, the Clarke Foley centre or on line