Keeping trade fair

PUBLISHED: 11:30 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 May 2010

Workers at the Co-op in The Hyde, Stevenage, took part in a simultaneous banana eating bonanza on Monday.

Workers at the Co-op in The Hyde, Stevenage, took part in a simultaneous banana eating bonanza on Monday.

SUPERMARKET staff went bananas at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Workers at the Co-op in The Hyde, Stevenage, took part in a simultaneous banana eating bonanza on Monday. To promote the shop s Fairtrade bananas, 25,000 staff across the country munched

SUPERMARKET staff went bananas at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Workers at the Co-op in The Hyde, Stevenage, took part in a simultaneous banana eating bonanza on Monday.

To promote the shop's Fairtrade bananas, 25,000 staff across the country munched on the fruit at 10am.

There was also a Fairtrade stall set up in Stevenage on Monday in the town centre.

Food samples and advice was given out to passers-by, and pupils from Stevenage schools, including Barnwell, attended the stall.

Stevenage steering group co-ordinator Alex Lang said: "It was about creating awareness for Fairtrade and it went very well."

Over in Hitchin, the town celebrated one year as a Fairtrade town in February, and to mark the anniversary a Fairtrade café is being held this Saturday, March 3, at Christchurch in Bedford Road, Hitchin, from 12.30pm until 2.30pm. You can turn up on the day, or to book a table call Helen Richardson on 01462 435595.

If you would like to be involved in Fairtrade in Hitchin, contact Keith Hoskins on 01462 453335.


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