Residents' support helps town keep its Fairtrade status

Published on: 08 Mar 2013

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Residents' support helps town keep its Fairtrade status

Keynsham residents have been praised for helping the town to secure Fairtrade status for the next four years. Fairtrade presentation

Alastair Singleton, chair of the Keynsham and Saltford Fairtrade Group, said: “It is wonderful that ordinary people in an ordinary town like ours continue to make simple choices in the way they buy their coffee, chocolate, wine and other products to achieve truly extraordinary impacts and huge benefits in producing communities in the developing world.”

He presented a framed certificate to town council chairman Gill Hellier to commemorate the award on February 19.

On March 6, a number of local schools welcomed representatives from Koolskools, a national supplier of school uniforms made using ethically sourced cotton, who talked about how switching to Fairtrade items could make a difference to farmers around the world.

The Fairtrade group is also sponsoring the visit of spiritual leader Satish Kumar on July 5 as part of Music Festival Week.

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