East of England Co-op helps local schools learn about Fairtrade

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As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February to 12 March 2017), the East of England Co-op is working with local schools to raise awareness of the importance of buying Fairtrade.

During the fortnight, students at The Gilberd in Colchester, Cobholm Primary School in Great Yarmouth and Sir John Leman School in Beccles found out how Fairtrade has a positive effect on farmers and producers across the world, whilst also supporting the campaign by holding their own Fairtrade break with goods donated by the East of England Co-op.

Minnie Moll, Joint Chief Executive at the East of England Co-op, said: “The Co-op has supported Fairtrade for over 20 years, being one of the first major retailers to champion the movement. As an ethical organisation that believes in giving the fairest price to producers, we’re pleased to be able to spread the word about Fairtrade, visiting local schools and supporting community groups.”

Since 2015, the East of England Co-op has donated nearly 500,000 Fairtrade tea bags to support local events and on-going support groups across Suffolk, Norfolk Essex and Ely through their Co-op Cuppa scheme.

To find out if your group could benefit from tea and to apply for a free Co-op Cuppa kit, click here.