Kirkby Lonsdale was awarded Fairtrade town status on 3rd March 2007. Then at a ceremony in Birmingham on 6th October, Councillor Alan Day proudly collected the national "Fairtrade Fortnight Award 2007", awarded to Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council by the Fairtrade Foundation for its contribution during Fairtrade Fortnight by promoting Fair Trade and Fairtrade products.
Our aims are:
- To promote the concept and to increase the awareness of Fairtrade in Kirkby Lonsdale
- To promote the buying, selling, serving and use of Fairtrade products in the town
- To alleviate poverty by campaigning for a fair system of international trade
The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog. However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. It’s not a new problem.
We need to amplify the voices of marginalised producers as much as ever in 2018. When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves.
Ask your local cafes and shops for Fairtrade coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits for your break-time.
Cumbria Fair Trade Network
Cumbria Fair Trade Network is an alliance of like-minded groups, all of which are promoting Fairtrade and Trade Justice around the county. We were formed in January 2004 at a meeting of campaigners in Ambleside. We have meetings twice a year, open to all campaigners in the county, for learning and for sharing news, plans and good practice.
If you are interested in helping the Kirkby Lonsdale supporters keep Fairtrade status for our town, please contact Liz Saunders on 015242 72124.