Campaigners in Cherry Burton are celebrating after “Fairtrade Village” signs were erected by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on each of the four roads leading into the village. Thanks to the generous support of village-based businesses who funded the signs, the village now has visible reminders of its status for residents and visitors alike. Placing of the signs will fulfil the aim of raising awareness in the local community of the impact that choosing Fair Trade makes on people in the developing world.
Cherry Burton has been a Fairtrade Village for 13 years, and was the first community in the East Riding to be awarded Fairtrade Village status. Widespread support by individuals, organisations and businesses has meant that status has been successfully maintained over the years.
Pictured are: Adrian Hedges of I Love Kitchens and Paul Grundy of Elm Tree Farm B & B – two of the businesses who sponsored the signs. The other sponsors were: Mark and Jennene, The Bay Horse public house; Tom Ainley, plumber; Andrew Jeffrey, Kwikjet Cleaning Services; Kathryn Steels, North Bar Fabrics; Paul Staniford, Stanifords.com; and Pauline Greenwood, Burton Mount Country House.
The Fairtrade Churches Project – Making a difference to Fair Trade in Hull.
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Hull City Council, and the Hull One World Shop, together with support from all areas of the city made Kingston-upon-Hull into a FAIRTRADE City in March 2005.
Hull Fairtrade supporters
The Fairtrade supporters in the churches are now working together to ensure that Fairtrade stays high in the priorities of all churches in the area.
Fairly Traded products are high quality, – because the farmers choose the best of the best for Fair Trade.
Fairtrade consumable products are readily available – see our directory of retail outlets on our website.
Fair Trade is growing – join us and make the world a better place for everyone, but especially for those who need it most.
If anyone is visiting Nepal do please go to the wonderful Fairtrade craft shop on the edge of Patan, part of greater Kathmandu. Their website is www.acp.org.np
Below is a quote from their website:
Dhukuti is our four-story treasure trove for the fair trade consumer. Located in Lalitpur (Patan), Dhukuti displays our entire line of ACP items. The individual customer can browse, touch, shop and learn about our process and philosophies. It is a favourite place amongst tourists and Nepalis because of its authenticity and accessibility.
We were captivated, it is an Aladdin’s cave of Fairtrade crafts, sadly we only has small holdalls as we had been walking in the hills and so were limited in how much we could pack. The quality of every thing we saw was incredibly high and the range was amazing.
We explained that we were involved in the Fairtrade movement in the UK and they were delighted that we could recognise them as partners in a world wide movement.
The shop is featured in the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet.
Coordinator Fairtrade Malton and Norton