Fairtrade Action Group get closer to town status

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THE ARBROATH Fairtrade Action Group met on Thursday in St Andrew’s Church Hall where office bearers were elected.

Mary Reid was in the chair and constitution was approved for the group with Linda McDonald elected treasurer and Mary Reid secretary.

The meeting then heard how Mary attended a civic reception at the Canmore Room in July to celebrate Forfar gaining Fairtrade status.

Mary was able to add information to help the zone and will attend a zone meeting at County Buildings in September.

Paula Fenwick then informed the group of the preparation that has gone into the Fairtrade wine tasting event in St Thomas RC Church hall on the September 28.

There will be a short talk on wine and a wine quiz lead by Linda McDonald. The tickets priced £4 can be purchased from members or at The Card Shop, Keptie Street.

Linda, Mary and Pat Millar have been successful in getting more Statements of Support for using Fairtrade in the town.

These are one club, three workplaces with one of them being the Blairdene Guest House run by Sandra and Steffie Arnold and the other four Co-op stores in the town.

The group are also donating Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar for Relay for Life, Saturday, September 22.