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Wimborne Secures Fair Trade Status

Wimborne Minster has once again successfully secured its official Fairtrade town status.

This eco accolade reflects the dedication of local businesses, residents, community organizations and educational initiatives to promote ethical trade practices in the town and support global sustainability.

John Spatchet, Chair of Wimborne and Colehill Fairtrade said: “ The Wimborne and Colehill Fairtrade Steering Group are delighted to have successfully renewed our Fairtrade Community Status.

We are thrilled that so many outlets in our communities support Fairtrade and we in turn are supporting farmers and producers in the developing world to get a fair deal and to operate sustainably, promoting Trade and Climate Justice.”

A spokesperson from the Fairtrade Communities Team who assess the viability of applications commented: “We are extremely thankful to all campaigners and local organisers that contribute towards the Fairtrade Communities’ scheme. Every action taken on a local level adds to raising awareness of the issues of unfair trade and furthers the progress of workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay for farmers and workers globally.”

Fiona Harwood, Chair of Wimborne BID added: “Businesses in Wimborne really support initiatives that promote a sustainable and fair future. A huge congratulations to the Fair Trade steering group of volunteers who work so hard to achieve this status for the town“.

Look out for the Fairtrade signs in local businesses. If you would like your business to be listed as a Fairtrade supplier in Wimborne or Colehill, please apply for registration via fairtradewimbornecolehill@gmail.com

Fair Trade Fortnight is Monday September 9th to Sunday September 22nd with lots of eco-focused activities happening in the town.

Visit https://planetwimborne.org/wimborne-minster-and-colehill-fairtrade-community or http://fairtradewimborne.uk/public/index.php