STOCKTON-ON-TEES’ status as a Fairtrade Borough was celebrated at a special event in Stockton Central Library yesterday (Monday, 7 December).
The Stockton Fairtrade Borough Partnership hosted a celebration event to mark the occasion which saw a cake made from Fairtrade fruit and sugar cut by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ian Dalgarno.
The Mayor was joined by key members of the partnership including Councillor Steve Nelson and Maureen Rigg.
Also in attendance were pupils from St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Stockton and Tracy Johnson, a lunchtime supervisor at the school, who won a Fairtrade cake making competition earlier this year.
Councillor Steve Nelson, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Access, Communities and Community Safety, said: “Stockton-on-Tees’ renewed status as a Fairtrade Borough shows our ongoing commitment to supporting a fairer future for farmers in developing nations.
“We have had this status for eight years now and together with the effort and support of our partnering schools, faith groups and businesses we are looking forward to developing our Fairtrade work further.”
To learn more about the Stockton Fairtrade Borough Partnership, visit www.facebook.com/FairtradeStockton