AN INAUGURAL ethical community fair in Stourport has been hailed as a huge success.

More than 400 people attended the “Compassionate Stourport” event, held at the town’s Civic Centre on Saturday (November 11).

And organiser Lindsey Clode was so delighted with its popularity, she announced that another fair will be held next year.

Lindsey, who runs the As One Vegan Lifestyle shop in Lombard Street, said: “The popularity of my shop and the increasing interest of Stourport people in ethical issues encouraged me to organise the fair.

“I’m delighted at how well attended it was and the positive community atmosphere it generated.

“The event began with two minutes silence for people and animals that have died as a result of military conflicts, and I would like to thank Stourport’s Mayor, Vi Higgs, for leading this.

“The fair featured over 20 stalls with vegan food, craft products, ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetics and toiletries, fair trade items and Christmas gifts.

“A range of local charities and voluntary groups, concerned with families, animal protection, the environment and other ethical causes, were represented, and there was also live music and children’s activities.”

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