Fairtrade campaigners have been active in Mossley for several years.
The Fairtrade Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Ready, Steady, Cook for Change were popular events.
In 2008 things moved up a gear with the Fairtrade Taster Stall on Mossley Farmers’ Market. This was a great success with good interest from shoppers and traders.
Fairtrade Tasters were again on offer in 2009, unfortunately the weather was not kind.
The day began with sunshine but we had wind, hail and snow all within a couple of hours.
The campaign for Fairtrade Town Status began in Autumn 2009 with an approach from several town councillors. In November Mossley Town Council passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade.
Since then volunteers have been busy raising the profile of Fairtrade particularly with shops, cafes, workplaces and schools and churches. By June 2011 all the targets for the Five Goals had been met and the application to become a Fairtrade Town was submitted.
Mossley achieved Fairtrade Town Status on 5th September 2011
So our Fairtrade journey continues……
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