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Runners went bananas at the weekend to raise awareness for Fairtrade Fortnight.

A relay took place between the five Fairtrade towns in the Derbyshire Dales – Matlock, Wirksworth, Darley Dale, Bakewell and Ashbourne – as part of Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until March 9, with runners carrying a giant inflatable banana to raise awareness.

Grayden Daniels, of the Matlock Fairtrade Group, said: “It went really well, we were really pleased at how many people turned up.”

Barbara Daniels, of the group, is visiting various primary schools around the Dales teaching youngsters about Fairtrade and helping them cook up treats using Faritrade ingredients such as sugar, jam, vanilla, cocoa and bananas.

She was able to do this with a donations of £45 worth of ingredients from Sainsbury’s in Matlock.

Now a lucky reader has the chance to win one of two Fairtrade hampers full of goodies courtesy of Coop stores, in Bakewell Road and Firs Parade, Matlock.

To be in with the chance of winning, answer the following question – what did runners carry between the Fairtrade towns at the weekend to raise awareness about Fairtrade?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to Matlock Mercury, Spire Walk, Chesterfield, S40 2WG, or email news@matlockmercury.co.uk. Deadline for entries is 9am Thursday, March 6.

To view a video slideshow of the banana run, click on the link above.

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