It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Peter O’Neill, 68, who was a dedicated campaigner for social justice.
He was a member of the Steering Group that campaigned for Fairtrade Huddersfield, and later took over as Chair of the Fairtrade Kirklees Forum. He attended Fairtrade Yorkshire and Fairtrade Halifax Meetings.
His sincerity, integrity and willingness to stand up and be counted endeared him to so many, who held him in the highest regard.
Tributes to Peter
“Peter always demonstrated genuine commitment to the Fairtrade campaign, and a genuine connection to the needs of the farmers we all rely on. He was generous in spirit, and passionate about fairness. He will be very greatly missed.”
Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner
“Peter was such a Fairtrade stalwart; his passing is a great loss to our movement.”
Mark Dawson, Coordinator Fairtrade Yorkshire
“He was a Fairtrade Star, and very affectionately thought of by us all!”
Tina Walker, Fairtrade Batley and Spen.