Pantomime Cow has a serious message
Campaigners For Fair Trade March in Chiswick
Saturday 28th June 2003 is national Trade Justice day. To make the occasion, local events will be taking place across the country to draw attention to unfair trade rules and the plight of the world’s poor.
The Trade Justice movement is an umbrella group of some 50 charities (of which Christian Aid is one) that campaign together for changes in the rules of world trade so that these no longer discriminate against poor countries. Under current trading rules, poor countries suffer disadvantages that far outweigh the aid they receive from rich nations. Reflecting this, the symbol of the Trade Justice movement is a pair of unbalanced scales.
Churches have come together to mark Trade Justice day by organising a march from St Michael & All Angels church on Bedford Park corner along Chiswick High Road to Christ Church, Turnham Green.
The group will be accompanied by a pantomime cow – to publicise the fact that each EU cow receives a daily subsidy of US$2.30, whilst over 3 billion people live on less than US$1.00 per day. Pledge cards will be handed to local shoppers.
Following the march at midday there will be a picnic on the church land surrounding Christ Church, Turnham Green, with a stall selling Fair Trade produce and pledge cards available for local people to sign.
The churches involved are Brentford Free Church (supported by all members of Churches Together in Brentford), Christ Church Turnham Green, Holy Trinity Hounslow and St Michael & All Angels Bedford Park.
For more information about the campaign, contact Christian Aid on (020) 7523 2225 or visit www.christianaid.org.uk/campaign
For more details about the events in Chiswick on 28 June, contact Philip Quenby on (020) 8742 2390 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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