AN Ulverston group is planning a market stall for World Fairtrade Day.

Fairtrade Ulverston will give out free samples of Fairtrade tea and coffee at the stall at Ulverston's outdoor market on Saturday May 14.

Ulverston became a Fairtrade Town in 2007 and relaunched in 2020 in response to the climate emergency.

Organiser Rebecca Rooke, of Greener Ulverston, said: "It’s now more critical than ever to buy Fairtrade products as the climate crisis is affecting the poorest people in the world.

"Fairtrade ensures farmers in the Third World get a fair, guaranteed minimum price to protect them from market fluctuations.

"They also get Fairtrade premium which is spent on community projects such as schools, which sets Fairtrade apart from other schemes.

“By choosing Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day.”

Members of the group at the stall will also hand out window stickers to businesses that sell Fairtrade goods.

In the past, Greener Ulverston has organised activities including a Fairtrade Fortnight display in Ulverston library and an assembly at Sir John Barrow Primary School with the help of the pupils on the school’s eco committee.

Ms Rooke thanked Ulverston Resilience Group for helping make the market stall event happen.