DROITWICH Fairtrade Groupwill be making its presence felt at this year’s Salt Fest, giving residents a chance to buy Fairtrade goods and find out a little more about the vital difference that Fairtrade can make.

Members of the group will be running a stall from 11am-5pm at the event this Saturday, September 15.

The Fairtrade Mark on goods guarantees that those producing it are paid a fair wage and are not exploited. It also means that extra investment is being put into community or environmental projects.

Droitwich Fairtrade Group works within the town to encourage retailers to stock as many Fairtrade products as possible and help local businesses and organisations to provide Fairtrade tea and coffee for their staff.

Jean Auty, secretary of Droitwich Fairtrade Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s Salt Fest. 

“We hope that this stall gives people a chance to find out about the difference that buying Fairtrade goods can make to producers’ lives. There will be a range of food, tea, coffee, jewellery and toys on the stall so hopefully there is something for everybody.”

The stall can be found next to that run by Transitional Towns, an organisation promoting sustainability in Droitwich.  It will be part of a range of events taking place throughout the Salt Fest weekend, including craft stalls, an art exhibition, children’s entertainment and boat trips.