Children and pensioners join Tower Hamlets council’s Fairtrade campaign
- Credit: TH Council
Children have been getting involved in a campaign for Fair Trading in the Third World in London’s East End.
Pupils at Tower Hamlets schools have been learning about buying goods marked as “fair trading” to give Third World farmers decent rates for their produce to help tackle poverty in developing countries.
But is wasn’t just east London’s schoolchildren taking up the challenge.
Residents at Shadwell’s Darul Ummah care house in Bigland Street joined the campaign with a special breakfast to meet neighbours to discuss Fairtrade issues.
Another breakfast was held at St Mary’s Bow Church, serving Fairtrade tea and coffee.
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Other events included discounts on Fairtrade clothing and food at Queen Mary University’s cafés and shops at its Whitechapel and Mile End campuses.
The council’s role buying meals and drinks for schools and public buildings allows it to set up ethical procurement practices that support farmers in poor economies abroad.
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