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Council helps promote Fairtrade Fortnight

 08 March 2017  |  


Provost helps celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

Provost helps celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

Councillors and South Ayrshire Council employees have once again shown their support for the annual Fairtrade Fortnight.

Fairtrade volunteers set up a large stall in County Buildings, Ayr last week and proudly displayed a wide selection of items for sale such as biscuits, chocolate, coffee, tea, herbs and spices, oils, pickles and jams.

After visiting the stall, South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie said: "The work undertaken by the Fairtrade volunteers is vitally important. By supporting Fairtrade we are helping to change the lives of people all over the world who only want a fair price for their produce. That little bit extra can make a big difference for example enabling children to go to school or on to further education. I would like to thank the hardworking volunteers and all those that bought Fairtrade items on the day."

Councillor John McDowall, Sustainability and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "The array of products on sale is proof there are more Fairtrade goods available now than ever before. Although this is annual event, we can all look to adopt the principles of Fairtrade into our everyday lives, so please look for the logo next time you are in the supermarket."

The Council will also be looking to renew its commitment to the local Fairtrade Partnership at Leadership panel next week. If the recommendation is agreed, this will ensure the Council's continued use of Fairtrade products where possible and the continued support of activities such as Fairtrade Fortnight.