Ahead of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations which will run from 21st February until 6th March, the Halifax’s Fairtrade Town group are launching the Kay Holmes Fairtrade Champion Award, and are asking local people to suggest worthy nominations.
Kay Holmes, alongside her husband Clive, was instrumental in setting up the Fairtrade Halifax group and without their years of dedication to the cause, Halifax would not have become a Fairtrade town.
It was with great sadness that Kay passed away in 2020 and so the group have launched this award in her honour, to celebrate those who go above and beyond in promoting fairly traded goods.
Examples of such commitment may include encouraging others to shop Fairtrade, introducing Fairtrade into the workplace or school and promoting fairly traded goods to friends and family.
Holly Lynch MP is the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fairtrade in Parliament and worked with Kay, Clive and others to set up the Fairtrade steering group for Halifax.
Holly said; “Kay was an inspiration and so this award is about celebrating her legacy by recognising the spirit of her work in the contributions of others. We are asking people to nominate their friends, family or colleagues who have do something special to promote Fairtrade in their work places, schools, places of worship or communities.”
Nominations must be sent via post or by email, explaining why this person is deserving of this award and their details.
Post submissions can be sent to the Elsie Whitely Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 5ER. Email submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Submissions will close on March 11th at noon.
We’re very much looking forward to announcing the winner of the first ever Kay Holmes Fairtrade Champion award as part of this year’s Fairtrade fortnight festivities.