A Fairtrade goal!

YOUNG football players from across Bolton have been given Fairtrade footballs, donated by members of United Co-operatives. The latest batch of Fairtrade footballs donated by the society&#039s members...

YOUNG football players from across Bolton have been given Fairtrade footballs, donated by members of United Co-operatives.

The latest batch of Fairtrade footballs donated by the society&#039s members went to representatives of Bolton Mosques and Bolton Churches Youth football teams.

Sam Sherrington, a director of United Co-operatives, was at the handover at Bolton Lads and Girls Club&#039s all-weather pitch in Spa Road along with Jim Hollyman, co-ordinator of Bolton&#039s Fairtrade Town campaign.

Ms Sherrington explained: "Fairtrade footballs are produced in Pakistan. No child labour is used and the workers receive a fair price for their labour. The money they are paid includes an amount for them to spend on improving community, education and health facilities."

Mr Hollyman added: "There are good inter-faith relations in Bolton and it seemed a good idea to present young people in the mosques and churches teams with footballs which symbolise good relations in trade."

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