WIN! £150 of Co-op vouchers to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

16:56 06 February 2014

Selection of Fairtrade food and drink.

Selection of Fairtrade food and drink.

Archant

We’re being asked to go bananas during Fairtrade Fortnight – and today’s Hunts Post is giving you a helping hand!

The fortnight – from February 24 to March 9 – marks the launch of the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Make Bananas Fair’ campaign to transform the world’s banana industry and we’ve teamed up with the Central England Co-operative foodstores at Constable Road, St Ives; Old Great North Road, Eaton Socon; and Newtown Road, Ramsey, to give you the chance to win a great prize and add your weight to the campaign.

Fairtrade aims to get better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

And although over 1.2billion Fairtrade bananas are now sold in the UK each year, only one-in-three bananas sold are Fairtrade – so, we still have a long way to go.

Central England Co-operative – formed following the merger of Anglia Co-operative and Midlands Co-operative – is a passionate supporter of Fairtrade, with scores of products on the shelves of its stores at St Ives, Eaton Socon and Ramsey contributing to the £23.3million premium generated in the UK during 2012-2013 for Third World growers.

Today’s Hunts Post is giving you the chance to win one of three prizes of £150 worth of vouchers to spend on Fairtrade products at the stores. And even if you’re not lucky enough to scoop the prizes you can still pocket a great saving and help the Fairtrade cause by using the special coupon on this page – giving you the chance to save £6 on your next £40 shop at the stores.

If you buy Fairtrade you’ll be helping to make a difference in 58 Third World countries – generating money for things that we take for granted ... like fresh water, schools, hospitals and roads.

To stand a chance of winning one of the prizes, all you have to do is answer the following question:

Which country is the world’s largest producer of bananas?

A. Spain

B. India

C. Argentina

Email your answer – along with your name and contact number – to competitions@huntspost.co.uk (putting Anglia Co-op in the subject box) or send them on a sealed envelope or postcard to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB. Usual Archant competition rules apply. Closing date is February 14.

3 comments

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

Yesterday, 13:09

British Transport Police are appealing for information after a man performed an indecent act in front of two teenage girls on board a train travelling between Peterborough and Huntingdon.

Yesterday, 08:06
CCTV images from Hyperion Antique Centre in St Ives

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a diamond ring from an antique shop in St Ives.

Yesterday, 18:07
Huntingdon Freemnas Trust, hand over £10'000 to Hunts Society For The Blind, (l-r) Community Fundraising Co-ordinator Tanya Forster, receives the cheque from Brian Bradshaw, Branch Officer Karen Clark, and Acting Chairman Richard Hough,

Vital funds have been given to Hunts Society for the Blind to help with its need for more space.

Yesterday, 10:04
Ramsey firefighters prepare for co-repsonding trial

A life-saving partnership between the ambulance service and firefighters is being trialled in Ramsey.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up