Angus Fairtrade Group

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KELLY Ann Dempsey chaired the Angus Fairtrade meeting in the County Buildings, Forfar, on Tuesday.

Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Arbroath were in attendance, with Pat Millar and Mary Reid representing Arbroath.

The main discussion was the Angus Fairtrade Zone booklet produced by Scotmid co-operative and distribution by towns during Fairtrade Fortnight. Arbroath distributed their quota to the public who were at the coffee morning on March 2. Booklets were delivered to all the business who had signed the Statement of Support in Arbroath.

And there were enough copies to hand out to four churches on the Sunday, March 3. Mary Reid has been given more copies and will see to their distribution.

It is hoped that all the towns with Fairtrade status or working towards it will take part in an Angus Zone joint event in the near future before renewals for Fairtrade status have to be completed for towns and zone this year.

Mary informed the group of their successful coffee morning and a Fairtrade Dodgeball competition hosted by Warddykes Primary School, Arbroath, and organised by David McLeish on Monday, March 4, during Fairtrade Fortnight.

The group’s next meeting is Thursday, April 25, when they will discuss how they will promote and encourage more people to use Fairtrade products.