Akoma Is Proud To Support Compassionate Derby

Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event we always look forward to at Akoma. So, on 25th November we headed over to St Peter’s Church in Derby to get involved and show our support.

The Ethical Living Event

Compassionate Derby is a free family friendly event promoting awareness of the many ways we can make ethical living choices that benefit ourselves, animals and the planet. In addition to enjoying delicious vegan food, cooking demonstrations, and an opportunity to browse over 40 stalls offering cruelty free food and lifestyle products, the event also offers informative talks on ethical issues affecting us all.

Back by popular demand for the seventh year, Compassionate Derby was once again a huge success, attracting over 1500 visitors. Our best wishes extend to everyone who signed up to the 31-day Derby Vegan Challenge.

Supporting Vital Voluntary Work

All proceeds were donated to the local Brinsley Animal Rescue Centre. The centre depends on public donations and the life affirming devotion of their volunteers; who work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, unwanted pets and domestic farm animals. Over £1,000 was raised for the centre to support their vital work.

Thank You For Visiting Our Stall

As one of the many stallholders at the event, Akoma were delighted to showcase our Fair Trade Shea Butter skincare range and talk to the community about our work with Ghanaian Cooperatives. Fair and sustainable trade with developing countries is at the heart of our business, so it was a pleasure to share our views on the importance of ethical supply chains, while promoting the benefits of natural African skincare ingredients. Akoma would like to thank everyone who visited our stall to support such a fantastic cause. 

The Akoma Story

Following the establishment of the Akoma Cooperative Multipurpose Society in 2006, Akoma work with women in one of the poorest regions of Ghana to provide fair, dignified employment, producing natural, organic shea butter for use in the Akoma Skincare range.

Thank you for your support.