Enjoy an Easter egg and help the poorest farmer

SHELL OUT FOR CHARITY: The Bishop of Burnley and Acting Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. John Goddard is encouraging people to switch to The Real Easter Egg this year and support Fairtrade and Traidcraft Exchange
SHELL OUT FOR CHARITY: The Bishop of Burnley and Acting Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. John Goddard is encouraging people to switch to The Real Easter Egg this year and support Fairtrade and Traidcraft Exchange

The Bishop of Burnley and Acting Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev John Goddard, is calling on Lancashire to support The Real Easter Egg campaign for 2013 and help change a life.

It is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate egg to explain the meaning of Easter and the Bishop is asking people to consider buying this egg, as Fairtrade Fortnight was launched this week, instead of their usual purchase.

There is a free activity pack in the box which includes the Easter story, activity poster, a free iTunes download and a sticker set.

The Real Easter Egg is now in its third year of production.

Each sale leads to a donation being made to Traidcraft Exchange to support some of the poorest farmers in the world.

Bishop John said: “I hope churches and schools will take advantage of this cracking opportunity to remind people about the reason we eat eggs at Easter. But I would also encourage Lancashire people of all faiths and none to buy the egg; not just because of its Fairtrade credentials, but because they will know that buying it will result in a specific donation being made to Traidcraft Exchange.

“It is encouraging to hear The Real Easter Egg campaign has been so successful already and I hope this continues in 2013. It is proof that the events of Easter, including the death and resurrection of Jesus, have the power to open minds, change lives and offer real hope.”

Real Easter Eggs cost £3.99. Buying options are: Bulk orders – if ordering six or more eggs then visit the official online shop at www.realeasteregg.co.uk, or buy through your Traidcraft Fair-trader.

For individual purchases contact independent shops on the How to Buy section at www.realeasteregg.co.uk, and see which are stocking the eggs.