Garstang is the world's first
Fairtrade Town. There is a new web site for the town's
fairtrade activities which can
be found at: www.garstangfairtrade.org.uk.
If you are looking for information on Garstang
Oxfam Group please use the links on the left.
GOG is primarily a campaigning Group although
it does take part in fundraising activities when the opportunities
arise. Since 1992 it has campaigned on many issues concerning
global poverty including the Jubilee 2000 campaign to abolish
Third World Debt, the campaign to ban landmines, Oxfam's
Conflict campaign and the recent Education Now campaign.
It has constantly worked to increase awareness of fair trade
and to increase the sales of Fairtrade products in Garstang.
campaign has been a favourite for the Group because
it is a relatively simple message to get across and the
general public can easily take the required response i.e.
to buy fair trade goods.