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Fairtrade push for Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:10 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:49 30 June 2010

A PLAN to quadruple funding for the Fairtrade labelling system was welcomed by Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright.

The announcement will see funding increase to £12 million and coincides with the official application being sent to make Great Yarmouth a 'Fairtrade Borough'.

A PLAN to quadruple funding for the Fairtrade labelling system was welcomed by Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright.

The announcement will see funding increase to £12 million and coincides with the official application being sent to make Great Yarmouth a 'Fairtrade Borough'.

A Fairtrade stall will be set up at the Market Gates shopping centre on Saturday as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

People will be able to take part in the Fairtrade swap scheme and switch some of their shopping for Fairtrade goods, and can register their swap at www.bigswap.org.uk

Tony Wright said: “Small changes in our shopping habits can make a big difference to the world's poorest people.

“By buying food and other products from developing countries we will help their economies and reduce poverty.

“The Government's plans to boost funding for Fairtrade also tie in with our own efforts here to make Great Yarmouth Norfolk's first Fairtrade borough.

“Buying Fairtrade will help so I encourage everyone in Great Yarmouth to look for the Fairtrade label when out shopping.”

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