Hats off for a great way to go mad!

PUBLISHED: 13:25 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

Co-Op staff Tracey Asquith as Alice, William Lawrence as the Mad Hatter, and Lesley Clarke as the March Hare

Co-Op staff Tracey Asquith as Alice, William Lawrence as the Mad Hatter, and Lesley Clarke as the March Hare

STAFF at Buntingford s Co-Op store have been going mad to mark the start of Fairtrade fortnight. On Tuesday the store hosted a Mad Hatter s tea party, with staff dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, including the Alice, the March Hare, an

STAFF at Buntingford's Co-Op store have been going 'mad' to mark the start of Fairtrade fortnight.

On Tuesday the store hosted a Mad Hatter's tea party, with staff dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, including the Alice, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter ­himself.

Store manager John Wilkinson said: "Fairtrade products are already really popular, and we don't mind going a little mad if it helps to promote this initiative and encourage more shoppers to support Fairtrade."

The Co-Op has recently switched its own-brand tea to Fairtrade, and shoppers were able to pick up free samples at the tea party.

The store is also offering a 20 per cent discount on all Fairtrade products until March 9.


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