Fairtrade Fortnight

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26th February - 11th March 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight aims to put a spotlight on trade. When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food. When trade is fair, it can make the world a better place. Together we have that power, so get involved and be part of the difference.

It's a shocking fact that millions of poor farmers who produce the food we love still don’t earn enough to feed their own families. It’s time for this injustice to end. 

Through Fairtrade, millions of poor farmers and workers are already coming together to demand a change. They are working hard to close the door on exploitation and transform their communities, supported by Fairtrade.

Have a Fairtrade snack 

Commit to making your snack Fairtrade. When you choose Fairtrade you're helping to ensure that the person who grew the banana, or the coffee beans used to make your drink, was paid fairly for their work. 

You can find a selection of Fairtrade products in your nearest East of England Co-op including bananas and chocolate

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about giving farmers and workers across the world better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade.

It’s not just about tracing products back to their source – it’s about improving the lives and communities of the people who produce them and ensuring that they have the resources they need to continue.

Sign-up to our Co-op Cuppa scheme and we could supply you with Fairtrade tea. Since launching in July 2015, we've supplied over 645,330 Fairtrade tea bags to 600 local good causes - meaning every cup not only supports positive action in our local communities, but also supports tea-growers across Kenya and Malawi.

Apply for Co-op Cuppa

Terms & Conditions

The prize draw is run by East of England Co-op and is open to all UK residents aged over 18. No purchase necessary.

The promotion is a free prize draw, which is open to anyone who posts a picture of them with their Fairtrade snack on the East of England Co-op Facebook post (www.facebook.com/eastofenglandcoop), or replies @EOECOOP on Twitter.

The prize will be a £30 East of England Co-op voucher. This is offered as a prize package and the prize is not transferable. Cash redemption value is £0.01.  Prize will be posted to the chosen winner.

Closing date for entries is midnight on 11th March 2018. All entries must be received by this date. The winning entry will be randomly selected on Monday 12th March 2018 and notified. The winner may be asked to participate in a photo/publicity opportunity. 

The Society reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this prize draw. Any queries and comments should be directed to digital@eastofengland.coop or by writing to Fairtrade Fortnight Competition, Marketing Department, East of England Co-op, Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2BJ. 

The Society accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged, delayed or unreadable. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. By participating in the competition and submitting your information, respondents are agreeing to receive marketing offers from the East of England Co-op. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Entry into the draw will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.