Rainbows become Fairtrade aware

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Rainbows1st Ely Rainbows are a step closer to achieving another badge following a visit to Sainsbury’s in Ely.

The group attended a talk hosted by Sainsbury’s staff, before touring the shop floor to hunt for Fairtrade products.

The event was organised to tie in with Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual awareness campaign aiming to raise the profile of the Fairtrade Foundation – which ran from 23rd February – 8th March.

Sainsbury’s Ely Store Manager Karen Watts said: “We’re proud to be able to share our knowledge on Fairtrade with our local community and it was great to have 1st Ely Rainbows in store to help them learn more about the wide range of Fairtrade products we sell”.

Each member of the group also took away a goody bag which included some Fairtrade treats, further information about the benefits of buying Fairtrade and an activity pack.

Sainsbury’s is the world’s biggest retailer of Fairtrade products selling 100% Fairtrade bananas and other popular products including Tea, Sugar, Chocolate and other lesser-known items which are 100% certified Fairtrade such as plain cotton t-shirts, roses and Taste the Difference Belgian Easter eggs.