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Fairtrade Fortnight at Fulston Manor

Fairtrade hamper winner

Fairtrade Fortnight came to an end last Friday at Fulston Manor, a Co-operative Business & Enterprise College in Sittingbourne, Kent, with a draw for a hamper crammed full of Fairtrade goodies.

The winner of the raffle was Daisy Bell. Sarah Palmer, Community Cohesion Manager at Fulston Manor, said: “ Daisy’s mum emailed to thank us for the hamper and to confirm that Daisy did, in fact, bring the box of chocolates, coffee etc home in one piece! Daisy was more than pleased with her win and must be commended for not ‘sampling’ the goods until she got home. A total of £77.11 was raised through the sale of tickets and Fulston Manor School would like to thank South East Region Co-operative Society for their donation of the hamper.”

Despite a brief time where players and supporters were plunged into darkness following a power cut, the Fairtrade football match went ahead to much shouting and laughter as staff showed their competitive side and played 5-a-side football on Friday lunch time. Sarah commented: “Mr Abbot, as usual, tried using his height and bulk to his PE team’s advantage but the opposing side, led by the one and only Mr Clark, were the victors with a close result of 7-6. The supporters were amazing and £47.35 was raised. Man of the Match goes to Mr Matthews whose saves were described as ‘athletic’ to say the least.”

The grand total of £124.46 will be invested with Shared Interest, a charity which lends money, at low interest rates, to people starting Fairtrade businesses in developing countries.