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Go bananas for Fairtrade campaign at Talisman

Steve Proctor from the Kenilworth Fairtrade Group trying to reach the world record of 10 vertically stacked bananas (he didn't succeed).

Steve Proctor from the Kenilworth Fairtrade Group trying to reach the world record of 10 vertically stacked bananas (he didn't succeed).

Watch your bananas tower above the rest in the battle for a world record attempt to boost fair trade this weekend.

Kenilworth Fairtrade Group will host the competition from 10am on Saturday when all are invited to join the fun at Talisman Square.

The record to beat for the most stacked bananas is ten, and organisers are hoping the challenge will go a long way in helping to highlight the plight of impoverished fruit growers across the globe.

Bananas are the focus of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight after a decade-long price war has seen costs of the fruit almost halving but the cost of producing the food increasing by almost double.

Everyone who tries the challenge will get a Fairtrade banana and chance to win goodies in a family-friendly quiz. Sue Proctor, group chairman, said : “‘We’re hoping as many people as possible come along for a bit of fun with a serious message.”

Visit recordsetter.com/world-record/tallest-banana-tower/30127 for tips before the big competition day.

Pictured is Steve Proctor from the Kenilworth Fairtrade Group trying to reach the world record of 10 vertically stacked bananas. He didn’t succeed.

 

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