A Fairtrade Festive Season
Monmouthshire County Council staff once again showed their support and commitment to Fairtrade this past week as many came along to the two Fairtrade sales organised by the Council’s Sustainability Policy Officer, Hazel Clatworthy.
The Council are very grateful to a volunteer from the Usk Fairtrade Forum, who brought lots of stock along to sell in Usk’s County Hall, and to the Mustard Seed Shop in Magor Square who ran the sale in the Magor offices. In total, about £200 was spent on biscuits, chocolate and Fairtrade gifts and stocking fillers.
This means that the farmers, producers and craftspeople who produced these items have been paid a guaranteed, fair price for their work, and have also had a Fairtrade premium which their community can choose to invest in things like schools, healthcare, clean water and so on.
For some great recipes and craft ideas on how to have a Fairtrade Christmas, see :- http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/promotions/a-fairtrade-christmas