Festive gifts sold aplenty at Fairtrade sales event

The Fairtrading Post directors Dolores Harvey, Lynn Marriott and Helen Chadwick PHOTO: Tim Williams
The Fairtrading Post directors Dolores Harvey, Lynn Marriott and Helen Chadwick PHOTO: Tim Williams

A mixture of familiar and new faces attended the 11th Christmas preview sale organised by the Fairtrading Post at Melton on Friday.

The organisation took around £5,000 in pre-orders for Fairtrade items for men women and children.

Fairtrade bags and scarfs available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Fairtrade bags and scarfs available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Particularly popular at the preview sale this year, which was at Gloucester House, off Norman Way, were products such as food hampers, clothes, pottery, jewellery and homeware.

Lynn Marriott, one of the directors at the Fairtrading Post with Dolores Harvey and Helen Chadwick, said: “We had a good turnout at this year’s event which was a great success and enjoyable day for everyone.

“People were able to buy presents for Christmas safe in the knowledge that they were helping people from Third World countries get a fair deal.”

Orders for Christmas gifts can be made at the organisation’s shop in Market Place in Melton.

Fairtrade food available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Fairtrade food available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Fairtrade helps lift individuals and communities out of poverty. As well as a fair price, producers are supported with training and their communities get a Fairtrade premium to improve water availability, schools and health.

Fairtrade baubles available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Fairtrade baubles available from the Fairtrading Post at Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams