The original pioneers of the Fair Trade Town movement will be walking along the Heritage Trail which connects Fair-trade towns from Garstang to Keswick and would like people to get involved.
The “88 mile” walk will be starting on the 24th August to raise fair trade awareness and money for Oxfam’s 70th anniversary.
Amongst the leaders of the walk there is Bruce Crowther, Director for The FIG Tree fair trade visitors’ centre and founder of the Fair Trade Towns movement.
He says: “We are all very excited in Garstang about the Fair Trade Way this year and we want as many as possible to join us. This is a special year: it is Oxfam’s 70th birthday and our Garstang Oxfam Groups
10th anniversary. The Group started as myself, my wife and the baby sitter and ended with the world’s first Fair Trade town. We can all change the world if we have the will to do it. That’s the power of the Garstang story. We should give small-scale farmers respect; everyone deserves a fair pay for a fair day’s work”.
Please visit Fair Trade Way for more details.
Oxfam Media Contact: Alexandra White Tel 07739009473 email@example.com
The FIG Tree Contact: Bruce Crowther Tel 01995 602637 or 07526 713255 firstname.lastname@example.org