Fairtrade Fortnight was launched in 1997 at the Augustine United Church on the George IV Bridge by Lady Marion Fraser, chairman of Christian Aid.
Since then, it has been a highly successful campaign, annually hosted by the Fairtrade organisation.
Fairtrade, as a charity organisation, encourages people to donate on this day and help raise awareness of the injustices of the trade system.
Here’s how you can help….
* Celebrate this charitable holiday by signing a petition to reduce the amount of poverty present in the countries that developed one’s trade with
* Purchase ethically produced foods from your local supermarkets that are recognised with the Fairtrade symbol on it
* Host a fundraiser at your local community center in hopes of donations.
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