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To: Right Honourable Penny Mordant MP

Help Fair Trade

Help Fair Trade

Please help fair trade organisations keep afloat.

Why is this important?

Some Fair trade organisations are struggling to balance their books. I do not want to lose Fair trade organisations. They provide help in overseas countries in a way which matters.
These organisations give assistance to producers so that they may work and provide for their families and community. This means that they can work their way out of poverty, and with dignity and pride.
I am a fair trader in a church in S E London. The goods we sell are of a nice quality, and we are helping in a small way.
I, for one, want to see the UK Fairtrade organisations continue with their vital work - bringing help to where it really matters. Help to the producers themselves.

We need to bring this to the attention of the UK Government. The aim of the petition is for the Government to help Fairtrade providers to continue.
Yes this will include financial help by grant or loan initially.
More importantly, the government needs to work with Fairtrade organisations to craft long term trading deals and good practice.

The organisations' wealth of experience and trading partnerships should be a model for the government to use in overseas aid.

How it will be delivered

I am thinking of emailing the signatures.
However, if there is sufficient support for personal delivery of the petition, then this will be organised.

United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • I have set up this petition because I want Fair trade organisations to remain i business. They are effective in helping the poor overseas help themselves.

Updates

2018-10-14 14:10:46 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-10-08 08:28:33 +0100

There are just 6 signatures left to hit that Ton. Lets reach a TON UP. ....

It's all for the good.

Please encourage family and friends to sign up.
Many Thanks

Richard

2018-10-06 09:24:44 +0100

89 signatures reached. Just 11 to go to the 100 target.

2018-10-05 07:19:24 +0100

The message is spreading far and wide. I received the following message early on today ...
Hi
I am Sandeep from india
We have fairtrade certified cashews and virgin coconut oil
Can you help us in marketing it

2018-10-03 09:19:47 +0100

The last part of the "Why this is important " statement has been modified to clarify the purpose of the petition

2018-10-02 20:25:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-10-02 11:39:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-10-02 09:47:11 +0100

10 signatures reached

2018-10-02 09:08:54 +0100

The "Why this is Important" message has been revised. Emphasis has been given to the importance of bringing the Fair trade situation to the attention of HM Government.

2018-10-02 09:03:36 +0100

I have joined the Fairtrade Campaigners UK Facebook group to let a far wider audience know about the petition. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1212645248780585/?notif_id=1538466453238134&notif_t=group_r2j_approved

I hope the link works. Discussions about the Future of Traidcraft are interesting. I believe the timing of this petition is right.

I hope the signatures will flourish.

Cheers

Richard