CAMPAIGNERS in Warrington celebrated World Fair Trade Day by donating 109 rugby balls to the Warrington Wolves.

Members of the Warrington fair trade steering group descended on The Halliwell Jones Stadium to donate a number of fair trade rugby balls to the Wolves’ Charitable Foundation.

The money to buy the balls came from the group’s cash prize for winning the top national award for its Fair trade Fortnight activities in 2010.

The foundation will distribute the balls to every school in the town and to rugby clubs. The group is arranging a briefing session with the foundation’s coaches so that they can in turn pass on the fair trade message to young players. Each ball that is handed over to a school or club will also be accompanied by a special briefing note about fair trade.

Jackie Hancock, chairman, said: “Wolves are big fans of the fair trade movement in Warrington and we wanted to thank the club for its loyal support and also work with the community foundation to help get the fair trade message to the younger generation of rugby players in the town.”