PEOPLE in Bradford on Avon have been celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight by promoting the Fairtrade products available at the town’s shops and churches.

Jane Jones, the Benefice Eco Church Representative at Holy Trinity Church, said: “The town was again pleased to participate in promoting the Fairtrade Foundation during Fairtrade Fortnight, whilst not forgetting our independent retailers.”

Several shops in Bradford stock Fairtrade products, including Christineʼs Sustainable Supermarket in Silver Street, Sainsbury’s and the town’s two Co-op stores at Lamb Yard and Winsley Road.

Mrs Jones said: “They kindly agreed to display their Fairtrade products during the fortnight and Bradford’s Fairtrade Town group were only too pleased to answer any questions raised by customers.”

Proud to be recognised as an Eco and Fairtrade church, Holy Trinity was once again supporting Fairtrade Fortnight. Mrs Jones added: “This year we were pleased to work with the Bradford on Avon Fairtrade Town Group to create a display which included a scrapbook and press cuttings of the original enthusiastic committed group of people who began the Fairtrade journey here in 1999, resulting in us gaining Fairtrade Town status in 2004.”

The display and scrapbook were on show to visitors in Holy Trinity Church for the first week of the fortnight before moving to the town library for the second week.

This yearʼs campaign was entitled ‘ She Deserves’ and ensures that cocoa farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to live a dignified life.

The church’s monthly In The Round Service collected £85, which was sent to The Fairtrade Foundation and St Mary’s Church at Westwood raised £400 from a bring and buy coffee morning for The Fairtrade Foundation and The Kadugli

Diocese in South Sudan.