People in Watford are being encouraged to ‘Choose the world you want’ and take part in Fairtrade Fortnight from February 22 until March 7.
Watford was first awarded the ‘Fairtrade’ status in 2007 after many years of hard work from the Watford Fairtrade Steering Group, Watford Borough Council and local businesses.
Since the status was first awarded, the group’s great efforts have resulted in the status being renewed year-on-year.
The Watford Fairtrade Steering Group are hoping to spread the message out into the community about the benefits that buying Fairtrade marked products could bring not only to our own community, but those across the world.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “It is fantastic that the town has maintained its Fairtrade status for 14 years running. This great achievement reflects the hard work, commitment and huge efforts of the Watford Fairtrade Steering Group, as well as the businesses and communities who’ve embraced the ethical movement.
“Fairtrade Fortnight is a chance for everyone living and working in Watford to confirm their support for fellow workers all over the world. Simple changes such as buying Fairtrade goods in shops can make a major difference on the lives of those who need it. Producers all around the world deserve to be fairly paid for their work and should be supported through organisations such as Fairtrade.”
Thanks to the Fairtrade movement, families across Africa, Asia, South America and the Pacific can now put food on their tables; send their children to school and access clean water and health-care on a regular basis. For more information, please visit fairtrade.org.uk