THERE was much delight in Studley after the Fairtrade group celebrated the anniversary of it becoming a Fairtrade Village.
Along the way they’ve been championing the rights of farmers in developing nations around Studley and local people have responded by buying into it in a big way.
As part of the celebrations, Gordon Marshall, chair of Studley Fairtrade Campaign, presented Studley Village Hall Coffee Break team with a certificate in recognition of their commitment to providing Fairtrade refreshments at their morning get togethers on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am.
“We are very proud of our Fairtrade Village status and our commitment to the values of the movement: fairness, justice and empathy,” said Gordon.
“This fantastic milestone is a collective achievement and reflects the continued support of local campaigners, businesses, retailers and community groups.
“We have some exciting plans for the future and I invite local residents to get involved to help drive change for the farmers who need our support most.”
Adam Gardner from the Fairtrade Foundation said: “We all have huge power to change things for better through our shopping choices and business practices.
“With the support of campaigners such as Studley Fairtrade Campaign, the Fairtrade movement has helped to transform the lives of millions in the world’s poorest countries.”
To find out more and join the local steering group, call Lesley Gailey, parish clerk on 01527 853204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.