Warrington Set Fair For The Next Two Years

Members of Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group met at the Town Hall's to celebrate the borough's successful renewal of it's Fairtrade status. The new certificate, awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, was put on display in the Town Hall by Jackie Hancock, the group’s Chairperson. Warrington first became a Fairtrade Borough in 2006 and because of the continuous good support from many sections of the community has now maintained this status for twelve successive years.

 Jackie Hancock, said, "This certificate is a recognition of the strong support for Fairtrade across many facets of our community here in Warrington. The first part of the renewal application  involved listing all achievements since 2015. These included on-going support received from the council, the regular use of Fairtrade tea coffee and sugar in many churches, good coverage from local media, support from schools via assemblies lessons and Fairtrade tuck shops, and the continuous offer of Fairtrade products at Fair 4 All in Warrington Market. There were also special events to record, such as the annual promotional site provided by Golden Square. The other part of the application requires an Action Plan for the coming two years. We have set ourselves a number of goals, which include holding a Fairtrade wine tasting evening!" 

One of the steering group's main aims is to raise awareness of the huge difference all of us can make to the living standards of producers in developing countries, simply by regularly buying goods that carry the Fairtrade Mark. If you are interested in joining the steering group to help promote Fairtrade in the borough you would be very welcome, please see the info on the “Contact Us” link.

download a copy of the letter from the Fairtarde Foundation confirming Warrington's Fairtrade Borough status