George Jabbour, Conservative candidate for Bridgend at the Senedd May 5 election, is the first electoral hopeful to visit Sustainable Wales’s ‘SUSSED’ shop in Porthcawl.

George Jabbour & Margaret Minhinnick discussing fairtrade SUSSED

George Jabbour & Margaret Minhinnick discussing fairtrade SUSSED

 Director, Margaret Minhinnick said: “All candidates, from Green to UKIP, Labour or other parties are urged to visit SUSSED, a community enterprise that specializes in local, organic and fairly traded goods.

 “We are delighted that George Jabbour has called in, and urge the others to do so by May 5. (See photo attached)

 “George is supportive of Fair Trade, and was pleased to help celebrate 'Fair Trade Fortnight’, which ends on March 13.  Mr Jabbour also purchased another pair of the shop’s unique bamboo socks, already an E Bay bestseller across the UK”

 George Jabbour, who is facing First Minister Carwyn Jones in the election this May, commented “I also attended the Fairtrade Breakfast at Trinity Church in Porthcawl.  The breakfast was organised by Porthcawl Fairtrade Town Partnership.  The event which took place last Saturday (5th March) morning was very successful with many local people participating”.

“As a community, it is important we support local enterprises and champion fair trading as this will bring more prosperity to everyone: the producers, the retailers and the consumers.”

Margaret Minhinnick added: “Community enterprise creates local jobs and enhances distinctiveness. Thus I challenge all the other candidates to pop in, share a cup of fair trade tea or coffee and convince our volunteers why we should vote for their party.”

More information: Margaret Minhinnick 01656 783962 / 773627

Can you help? Additional Trustees and Advisors wanted

Wanted Additional Trustees and Advisors 

Sustainable Wales is looking for additional trustees and also advisors. The roles are voluntary and hands-on offering opportunities to use knowledge, experience and skills to progress the charity’s sustainable development aims.

We are seeking creative input and are looking for people with a scientific, business, arts, fundraising, voluntary or government background. All offers to help are welcome, but we’re keen to gain competence in any of the following areas:

  • Project development and management
  • Fundraising, events, grants, accounts
  • Liaising with business, education and local authorities
  • Understanding of government policies

The group are concerned about climate change and over consumption and believe that there is a need to diversify, ‘green’ and strengthen local economies. 

Current activities include local renewable energy development and energy efficiency, ethical and fairly traded goods, support for local culture and diversity, waste and fast fashion, sustainable development policies and practices, community participation and having a voice. We are part of a network encouraging sustainable development.

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A strong interest in sustainable development, the environment, and social justice will be important.

Please contact Margaret Minhinnick with a short letter outlining how you might help and your cv.