On Saturday 19th November, Alan joined shoppers and local businesses for the Fairtrade Market at Oakham Castle.
Oakham’s Mayor, Councillor Joyce Lucas, officially opened the Fairtrade Market. Clothes, crafts, gifts and cards were on sale, while a Fairtrade fashion show entertained shoppers and stallholders in the afternoon.
Alan said: ‘Fairtrade is more than just a slogan. I witness first-hand the benefits of Fairtrade in my role as Minister for International Development, and I am proud to see Rutland continuing to play a leading role.’
Photo (left-right): Cllr Joyce Lucas, David Lewis (Chair of Rutland Fairtrade Steering Group) and Alan.