Ann Rendall of Westray
1. When did you first find out about Fair Trade?
I first heard of Fairtrade through our minister Iain MacDonald. He set up Westray Fairtrade Group in 2007 and I have enjoyed being involved as treasurer and organising foodie events to promote use of Fairtrade ingredients. I recently acquired Fairtrade accreditation for my chutney business, Westray Chutney so I now directly help producers from all over the world and it feels good too know that we are helping people to feed themselves.
2. Why do you think Fair Trade is important?
I think we have a duty to ensure that the food on our tables hasn’t been produced in such a way that the producers cannot even feed their own families. Together we can transform the lives of the poorest families by paying a fair price for their produce. I feel that if it is in our power to help we should!
3. What are you doing for Fairtrade Fortnight?
I have been helping at Westray School with Big Breakfast, we made Fairtrade muffins and served lots of Fairtrade breakfast foods and drinks. I am also delighted to have been invited to join “Ferry to a Fairtrade Future” in Aberdeen to promote my Fairtrade business Westray Chutney. Looking forward to meeting like minded people.