Ilkley Fairtrade Group hosted one of three declaration events across Yorkshire on 18 January 2013
The Lord Mayor of Bradford and the Lady Mayoress, Cllr Dale Smith and Mrs Margaret Smith, joined Bradford Fairtrade Zone members, Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Cllr Heathcliffe Bowen, the head of Ilkley Grammar School, Mrs James and other Fairtrade supporters at a celebratory Fairtrade Region declaration event in Ilkley on 18th January.
Left to Right, with the Yorkshire Fairtrade Region certificate, are:
Mark Dawson, co-ordinator Fairtrade Yorkshire; Karen Palframan, Chair Ilkley Fairtrade Group; Cllr Heathcliffe Bowen, Chair of Ilkley Parish Council and Adam Gardner, Fairtrade Foundation Communities Campaigns Manager
Ilkley’s Moornotes Choir sang a special Fairtrade version of 'On Ilkley Moor Baht' at
For more information and the video of the song please go to:
Yorkshire UK's First Fairtrade Region
Fairtrade - Ilkley
Fairtrade Town Status was achieved by Ilkley Fairtrade Group on 25th April 2006 with the support of Ilkley Parish Council. We held a small ceremony in the Town Hall chamber at which our Fairtrade Foundation Certificate was presented. This now hangs in Ilkley Visitor Information Centre.
We continue to promote interest in, and awareness of, Fairtrade.
The Ilkley Gazette is very supportive in publishing articles and photos of our activities to help us spread the message about the difference that Fairtrade can make to the lives of the producers and their families.
Our activities include taking part in Ilkley carnival, Fairtrade fashion shows, product tastings, information stalls and displays, hosting visiting Fairtrade producers, town-wide Fairtrade quizzes, Fairtrade Foundation challenges and assisting the local schools gain Fairtrade school status.
All of Ilkley’s churches have Fairtrade church status.
We produce a Fairtrade directory listing all the Ilkley locations where Fairtrade products are used or sold, eg cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, church Traidcraft stalls, Oxfam.
New members are always welcome to help us promote a fairer and more just world via Fairtrade.
For further information about Ilkley Fairtrade Group, please contact us on 07703 778261