Warrington scoops national award for Fairtrade campaigning excellence

Warrington Fairtrade Steering group was presented with the Runner-up Best Media Campaign Award by Fairtrade International Chief Executive Michael Gidney CBE, at the national Fairtrade Supporter Conference at in London on 5 October 2013.

 The Fairtrade Campaign Awards recognise the achievements and creativity of Fairtrade campaigners and supporters during the first half of 2013, including the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. 

 Warrington also scooped 400 to be reinvested in their campaign to bring a fair wage to farmers and workers, through purchasing products with the FAIRTRADE Mark and campaigning against unfair trade rules.

 Adam Gardner, competition judge and Communities Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation said:

‘It’s a tough task picking winners from the vast amount of inspiring community action for Fairtrade across the UK. Each entry demonstrated the creativity, hard work and vision that epitomises the Fairtrade movement, and continues to bring about a better deal for more farmers and workers through selling their products as Fairtrade. 

The winners demonstrated these qualities in abundance, and we are looking forward already to see how they and other groups continue to build the movement for fairer trade in their communities in the coming year and beyond.’

 The Steering group is very grateful to local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, council, churches, Warrington borough transport, the Market and Golden Square for their help in publicising our activities and generally promoting Fairtrade in the borough.