MILLERS stars are signing up to support Rotherham’s Fairtrade Town status.
The team will autograph a football which will be raffled for the Mayor’s Charities in September.
Fairtrade Steering Group chairman Cllr Ken Wyatt said: “Fairtrade is not a charity, it is about being paid a fair price for the crops and manufactured goods produced by some of the poorest people in the world.
“We are delighted that Rotherham United is supporting our commitment to remain a Fairtrade Town and to help raise awareness locally.”
Rotherham achieved Fairtrade Town status in 2006.
Internationally the Fairtrade principals ensure:
- Producers are paid a fair price guaranteed to always cover the cost of production.
- Fairtrade suppliers follow internationally agreed labour standards.
- The Fairtrade system prevents exploitation.
- Fairtrade promotes looking after the environment.