3:13pm, Thu 11th Oct 2012
Woking Football Club wish to congratulate Woking Fairtrade on winning a national award earlier this week.
Commenting on this, Jane Spong, the Club’s Community Co-ordinator said: “Woking Football Club were pleased to be able help increase the awareness of Fairtrade to the children of our local Community and to host the event at Kingfield. We would like to congratulate all those involved in running a very successful campaign.”
Woking Fairtrade scoops national award for Fairtrade campaigning excellence
Becca Rowland was presented with the Runners Up prize for the most creative campaign this weekend by Fairtrade International Chief Executive Officer Harriet Lamb CBE, at the national Fairtrade Supporter Conference at in London on 6 October 2012.
The Fairtrade Campaign Awards, sponsored by the Co-operative Group, recognise the achievements and creativity of Fairtrade campaigners and supporters during the first half of 2012, including the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign.
Woking Fairtrade also scooped £500 to be reinvested in their campaign to bring a fair wage to farmers and workers, through purchasing products the FAIRTRADE Mark and campaigning against unfair trade rules.
In Woking campaigners had teamed up with Woking Borough Council and Woking Football Club for Fairtrade Fortnight. Together they hosted children’s author, Tom Palmer, who gave a workshop for almost 400 children from 10 schools in the stands of the football ground.