Chesham - a Fairtrade Town
What is Fairtrade?
Chesham:1st Fairtrade Town in Bucks!
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Find out how to buy tickets for our spectacular event on the 20th September!
County Councillor is Top Banana!
A big thank-you to Councillor Mark Shaw for his generous donation towards our Chesham to Bollywood event - more info here.
Celebrating 8 Years
Members of Chesham4Fairtrade were let loose in Chesham, accompanied by what looked like a gorilla. It turned out to be the Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Shaw in a gorilla suit! The group toured different places and shops in the town to celebrate the renewal of the town's Fairtrade status for the 8th year.