Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Press Release: ‘Brews Brothers’ in Fairtrade trolley dash

To celebrate the Big Swap theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, the Worshipful the Mayor of Southend is embarking on a fund-raising groceries heist.

Councillor Brian Smith, posed as one of the infamous Blues (Brews) Brothers, and undertook a Fairtrade trolley dash at 4.30pm on Sunday 28th February at The Co-operative Food Store, Sutton Road, Southend.

Racing against the clock, he filled his trolley with as many Fairtrade products as he could grab – in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Fund. Afterwards he was joined by fellow ‘Brews Brother’ - Assistant Manager of the The Co-operative Food, Paul Kennard, to recover with a giant inflatable cup of Fairtrade tea.

Councillor Smith says: “I very much enjoyed this fun event which will boosted two excellent causes at the same time – the Fairtrade issue, and the charity I have nominated during my Mayoral year – the Sycamore Fund for Southend’s Young Carers."

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