Orkney Fair Trade Group Thank Islanders For Their Support

Orkney Fair Trade Group have had a successful time in the charity shop Blue Door and they thank islanders for their support.

The fundraiser was for Traidcraft Exchange’s Regenerators Appeal and the amount raised will be matched in funding by UK Aid.

Over £5,000 will now to Traidcraft Exchange’s Regenerators Appeal.

Almost all of it was raised in the shop by sales and raffles, with a few additional donations to make up the rest.

Orkney Fair Trade Group explained that the money will be used to help people most affected by climate change to build a better life, protecting their environment and their communities: to provide, for example, solar power, irrigation, tree planting, and community savings schemes. Traidcraft Exchange works with farmers and producers to create lasting solutions to world poverty, building a future where everyone gets a fair income for their work, wherever they live.

Orkney Fair Trade Group’s Chair, Lorna Penny, said:

“We’re so very very grateful to the Blue Door team for making time for us before the 7 June deadline for UK Aid to double the value of donations, and working so hard for the appeal; and so very very proud of the Orkney public and all our members and supporters and faith groups who pitched in to contribute to the effort.

“We were given lots of lovely goods to sell and raffle prizes, plus help with transport and publicity. We know every penny will be worth 2p to the Appeal, and every 2p will be really well spent”.

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