Free Co-operative fair trade ice cream in Rosehill
Rosehill has been hit by the big chill when fair trade ice cream was given out for free.
On Friday, March 8, the Co-operative’s fairtrade ice cream van gave out free samples of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream from at their store on Wrythe Lane.
The van’s visit was part of a region-wide tour that celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight, from February 25 to March 10: the annual celebration of the Fairtrade movement.
The Fairtrade movement aims to help producers in developing countries by guaranteeing fair prices and providing an additional social premium to fund vital community projects.
Jane Lambert, The Co-operative’s membership officer for South London said: “We’d all love it if a guilt-free ice cream had been invented, but until that day comes, this is as near as you can get.
"Making the switch to Fairtrade ice cream, and other Fairtrade products, will help enable people living in some of the world’s poorest countries to escape poverty.
“So, while we can’t promise that it’ll always be good for you waistline, we can say that it’ll be good for your karma as you’ll be helping people thousands of miles away to empower themselves and their families.”