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Ceremony marks renewal of Witney's Fairtrade status
THE Witney Area Fair Trade Action Group has renewed the town’s Fairtrade status.
The group had to apply to the Fairtrade Foundation in June, a year after Witney became the foundation’s 1,000th Fairtrade Town.
Members attended the town council meeting on Monday last week to present mayor Harry Eaglestone with a certificate confirming the status, above.
The group holds Fairtrade markets and events and plans to stage a fashion show next March.
Spokesman Wendy Maddison said: “It's very pleasing for us that this has happened but it's even better for the people around the world who are being helped by people buying from Fairtrade producers.”