The Bridgend Fairtrade Campaign gets a boost with unemployed graduates, schools, groups, churches, HMParc Prison, SUSSED and BCBC Council all advancing awareness across the borough. Cocktails, coffee, cotton and chocolate all feature highly in all events. For a list of events see our events listing here.
They join the UK wide Fairtrade Fortnight Campaign (Feb 27 – March 11th) to highlight the importance of supporting producers and their families in the developing world.
The aim is to encourage people to ‘take a step’ in the right direction and choose a Fairtrade brand of food, fruit or even cotton. Retailers will be challenged to stock these commodities and join the trade justice movement. Councillors will be lobbied to do more.
“Small daily steps will make a massive difference towards securing livelihoods in the third world say the campaigners”.
More information on Fairtrade Fortnight UK site
“The Bridgend Borough’s campaign is growing with schoolchildren putting on the pressure asking parents, retailers, food suppliers and all of us to change our habits and choose more FT commodities.”
“Nottage Primary is also lobbying and petitioning Bridgend Council, requesting more ethically traded ingredients for lunch. Many local schools already purchase Fairtrade uniforms” remarked Margaret Minhinnick, Chairperson of the Bridgend FT Partnership.