On 24th February Divine’s amazing chocolate van visited Greenford High School to promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. As well as sampling their array of delicious chocolates, students were able to purchase a bar from their huge selection- which included white chocolate and strawberries, toffee and sea salt and dark chocolate and chili and orange to name but a few. The students hugely enjoyed and appreciated the quirky van and learnt about Ghana– where most of Divine’s cocoa comes from.
Greenford High School is pursuing FairAware Status currently and this visit helped a lot!
The van then went on to Ealing Town Hall where it was open to council staff and the public, and it was very successful there too.
Greenford High School students and staff learning about Fairtrade from Divine Van!
It then made a stop at Ealing Town hall with equal success!
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12pm-2pm, Tuesday 24th February
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, W5 2HL
Divine Chocolate’s Van – a playfully decorated Renault Estafette – will be visiting Ealing Council. Try and buy their products, including the new Dark Caramel Bar.
Open to the public. Just come along! The van will be parked up outside the building.
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2010’s Ben & Jerry’s Sundae music festival was a sun-soaked, Fairtrade goodies filled event on Clapham Common, celebrating great music and Ben & Jerry’s commitment to going 100% Fairtrade by the end of 2011. Sundae punters went Nuts About Fairtrade, filling up their tummies with the bottomless supply of Fairtrade Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and the following Fairtrade nosh from the Tasting Tent:
- Traidcraft muesli
- Dorset Cereal’s Grenola boxes
- Harry’s peanuts
- Equal Exchange’s brazil nuts and walnuts
- Sainsbury’s fruit bars by Tropical Wholefoods
- Divine chocolate coins and bars (all the flavours!)
- Jelly beans
- Cafedirect coffee samples
- Fairtrade wines
- Lots and lots of chocolate coated raisins and nuts
The Fairtrade Merchandise stall was manned by the Fairtrade Wandsworth Network and punters could buy cotton bags, tea towel, inflatable bananas, badges.
2,500 people showed their interest in Fairtrade/products by signing up to receive Fair Comment – 10% of the total number of Sundae Festival goers!
Sexy models bore their torsos modelling the ‘pants for poverty’, Fairtrade cotton underwear, and the following celebrities endorsed Fairtrade through wearing the FAIRTRADE Mark T-shirt (including some whilst performing!):
- Scouting For Girls
- Billy Brag
- Slow Club
- Goldheart Assembly
- Frightened Rabbit
- Cherry Ghost
For further coverage of the event, click here or read this blog.
London is the world’s largest Fairtrade city and if you’d like to get involved in the exciting London Fairtrade Campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.