FAIRTRADE in Bromsgrove has been boosted by a charitable donation.

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund gave £500 to the cause.

Art Lavelle, from Fairtrade Bromsgrove Steering group, said: “This funding is crucial if Bromsgrove is to retain its newly won Fairtrade town status, awarded in August 2013.”

The group is now focusing on recruiting more local business and cafes to the campaign.