Your chance to win Fairtrade goody hamper

Barbara Daniels of Matlock's Fair Trade Fortnight explains Fair Trade shopping to year one and two pupils at Castle View Primary
Barbara Daniels of Matlock's Fair Trade Fortnight explains Fair Trade shopping to year one and two pupils at Castle View Primary

As this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight launches, it’s your chance to win a hamper bursting with tasty treats.

During the fortnight, which runs between February 25 and March 10, the Matlock Town Fairtrade Group has teamed up with the Coop, in Crown Square, to offer readers the prize.

The fortnight is held every year to raise awareness of Fairtrade and it’s benefits to producers in developing countries. Matlock received status as a Fairtrade town in 2005.

Barbara Daniels, of the Matlock Fairtrade group, said: “It means they get a fair wage, fair prices and better working conditions. It’s an easy way to make the world a better place, and I always thought to change a brand of coffee or sugar was easy to do and makes such a difference.”

Various activities are being held nationwide throughout the fortnight to raise the profile of Fairtrade. The Darley Dale group will host the Long Big Brew, which will take place every weekday of the fortnight, barring Wednesday, February 27.

The events will be held between 2.30pm and 5pm at the Whitworth Centre, in Darley Dale, and will feature Fairtrade tea and cakes, as well as information on the initiative, stalls and raffles.

For your chance to win the hamper answer this question – in what year was Matlock awarded Fairtrade status?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number, to news@matlockmercury.co.uk or Matlock Mercury, 37 Station Road, Chesterfield, S41 7XD, by Friday, March 1.