Moment to treasure for Fairtrade supporters

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A two-week Fairtrade treasure hunt which Fairtrade Leighton Linslade organised in the town centre concluded on Saturday, March 1.

The group received almost 50 entries and were thrilled with how much those who took part enjoyed the hunt.

A spokesman said: “We celebrated the end of our treasure hunt with a market stall where we were joined by the town mayor who helped us draw our three lucky winners. Each won a fabulous hamper stuffed with Fairtrade and ethical goodies to enjoy.

“We would like to thank all those involved in the treasure hunt including the shops involved, Amethyst, Boxclever Kids Clothing, Cocoa Berry, Glitzy Chef, Reasons to be Cheerful and Natures Harvest as well as all the volunteers and staff in Oxfam for collecting the entries.”

Fairtrade Fortnight also saw hand knitted mug hugs being distributed with Fairtrade purchases from a number of cafes and coffee shops.

The spokesman said: “We appreciate the huge effort the Leighton Buzzard Knitting and Stitching group went to in knitting the 60 mug hugs which were distributed.

“If you got one we hope you enjoy it while enjoying your Fairtrade cuppa!”

A number of local schools and clubs got involved too with Clipstone Brook, Heathwood Lower School, Trinity Methodist Cubs and TACTIC among just some of those groups who helped spread the Fairtrade message.

“We appreciate all the continued support we receive for the Fairtrade Town campaign and we are looking forward to making plans for our 10th anniversary as a Fairtrade Town next year,” added the spokesman.

You can find out more about the group’s campaign and how you can get involved at, or contact @FairtradeLL on twitter