Market brings Fairtrade fortnight to Warwick

Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade Fortnight

Get behind Fairtrade as Warwick launches its next bid to become a fully accredited town to spread fairer farming.

The town will host a market on Saturday (March 5) to kickstart Fairtrade Fortnight and drum up support.

The event in Market Place will run through the day and see a variety of stalls, school groups and supporters calling on support from shoppers.

It will also mark the start of promotional activities during the fortnight.

The two-week-long Fairtrade event will run nationally to promote fairly traded products and a better wage for farmers.

In Warwick, it is hoped that the day will provide an ideal boost to launch a second bid to become a Fairtrade accredited town after the committee was rejected last year for failing to meet the five criteria required.

Angela Everitt, from the town’s Fairtrade committee, said they now need support from the town to make the next bid a roaring success.

She said: “We were very disappointed not to get the Fairtrade status last year, but we got some very positive and encouraging feedback and we are hopeful we can do it this time around.

“We are getting the schools involved and that will all start with Fairtrade Fortnight.

“We also want as many people to come and support us as possible and even to just get in touch and tell us what Fairtrade products they have bought where in town, or what they have done to mark the fortnight.”

Share your Fairtrade pictures and updates with the group via Facebook or email to Angela at Fairtradewarwick@btinternet.com