Sunday, 2 March 2008

If you want to be a record breaker...

Dedication's what you need!

Well, Ashbourne in Derbyshire is now a record breaker after a simultaneous banana eating event this weekend with 361 people (and one dog!) and it certainly required a lot of dedication from a small band of committed volunteers.

The main message I’d like to pass on to other Fairtrade campaigners is that you can achieve a massive amount – even with limited resources. The core team behind the event was only six strong, although we have a much broader base of supporters who helped on the day.

From this small band of volunteers we achieved a new world record but more importantly gained considerable media coverage across TV, radio and press including BBC Radio Derby, Central News, BBC East Midlands Today, Derby Evening Telegraph, and (bizarrely) The Scotsman, Lancashire Evening Post and Bournemouth Daily Echo! Good news certainly travels far and wide!

The big question is: do you think you can break our record?

Stuart Green
Ashbourne Fairtrade Town Initiative

1 comment:

  1. Hi everyone,
    I forgot to say that if anyone has any press clippings (eg. The Scotsman or Lancs Evening Post) that they can send to us, please get in touch via the Contact Us page of our website www.ashbournefairtrade.org.uk
    Cheers,
    Stuart

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