MELTHAM FAIRTRADE GROUP                        
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Working towards making Meltham a Fairtrade Town

Welcome to the webpage of Meltham Fairtrade Group. We are a group of Meltham residents working to encourage and support the use of Fairtrade products in the area. To do this we run awareness raising events, talk to local schools and groups about Fairtrade and try to encourage local catering and retail businesses to stock a greater range and number of Fairtrade products. We are working towards making Meltham an official ‘Fairtrade Town’. And we need more help – if you want to get involved, see below.

 

Our aims

  • To achieve Fairtrade status for the township of Meltham, accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation.
  • To continue to promote, support and raise awareness of Fairtrade issues in Meltham.

 

Our objectives

  • To encourage and support local catering and retail businesses to stock and provide Fairtrade produce.
  • To support and encourage local workplaces, community groups and organisations in providing and serving Fairtrade beverages and food.
  • To raise awareness in Meltham, and the wider area, of Fairtrade initiatives and local campaigns.
  • To attract media coverage and popular support for the campaign.
  • To encourage people in Meltham to choose Fairtrade goods.
  • To produce a local Fairtrade Directory advising people where to find Fairtrade goods locally.

 

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a system of trade for consumer goods produced in developing countries which guarantees a fair price is paid to the producer. This ensures that disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal. By buying goods carrying the Fairtrade symbol, shoppers can be sure they are contributing to improved working conditions, better wages, good environmental management and improved quality of life for the whole community in the area where the product originated.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Chairperson - Patrice Curtis, Tel No. 851498

Secretary - Anna Watson, Tel No.852828

E-mail: meltham.fairtrade@ntlworld.com

 

NEXT MEETING

Tuesday 8th December 2009

53 Tinker Lane, Meltham

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