Treasure hunt in Leighton for Fairtrade Fortnight

To celebrate the national Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 24 to March 9, Fairtrade Leighton Linslade are running a Fairtrade treasure hunt in the town centre.

The treasure hunt is free to enter and forms can be picked up from the Oxfam shop in town or through some lower schools and youth groups.

The hunt will run from February 15 until 12.30pm on March 1 and would make an ideal half term activity.

This year Fairtrade Fortnight puts the spotlight on the much loved banana and aims to ‘Make Bananas Fair’ by supporting Fairtrade banana farmer Foncho.

Follow the clues to find the six shops which will have a ‘Stick with Foncho’ sticker in the window. There will also be a letter and once you have found the six letters you’ll need to unscramble them to spell a mystery word.

All correct entries will receive a small prize on returning their forms to the Oxfam shop and all will be entered into a prize draw which will be made on Saturday, March 1 at 1pm. You could win one of three Fairtrade hampers.

The draw will be held at the Fairtrade Leighton Linslade stall in the market (by the market cross) and the town mayor Amanda Dodwell will be assisting.

A spokesman said: “We will be promoting the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign ‘Make Bananas Fair’ throughout the day at the market stall.

“Come along and find out how you can ‘Stick with Foncho’ to support banana farmers around the world.

“Leighton Linslade has been a Fairtrade Town since 2005 and as part of this identity we celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight annually. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.”